How To: Make Mezcal Like Your Grandfather

So you want to make mezcal. Great! Let us know how it goes and invite us over when it’s ready! Mezcal is the drink of Oaxaca and many would say Mexico. Like its cousin tequila, it’s made from the agave plant, but has a rich, smoky flavor. Mezcal is traditionally handcrafted by small-scale producers using […]

How To: Hand-Weave a Traditional Zapotec Rug

So you want to make a rug. Well, that’s an interesting decision but it’s up to you. The Global Goulets visited Vida Nueva, a women’s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle. Here’s how it’s been done by the indigenous Zapotec people in Oaxaca, Mexico, for centuries. 1) Pluck some cochineal insects off your cactus plants […]