Jodi Ettenberg

Jodi Ettenberg

@legalnomads

🌎 Award-winning food & travel writer 🙋🏻 Celiac 📖 Author of The Food Traveler's Handbook 📍Currently: Oaxaca 🇲🇽 💻Latest: Profiling the Pizza Makers ⬇️
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Golden hour and pink gossamer clouds over Santo Domingo last night. Feeling under the weather these last few days but a catch up with a good friend, and this view, would make anyone smile!

59 Minutes ago
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Another pic from @lamatatenapizzeria, the subject of my newest blog post (see profile for the URL!). I don't do restaurant reviews but I DO love sharing the stories of the people I meet as I travel. And Mateo and Sarai of La Matatena not only make great pizza, but have become friends. This is their gluten free crust, made with quinoa and rice flour, and its cooked on parchment paper so there's no contamination for celiacs. I am so happy they are now in Oaxaca as there was certainly no pizza options for me in Saigon! Hope you enjoy their story ❤🍕

2 Days ago
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New post! Profiling Sarai and Mateo of newly opened @lamatatenapizzeria here in Oaxaca. This is the first in a series of posts telling the stories of the people I love to eat from in town. The pizzeria makes thin crust regular pizza, but also gluten free crust and vegan options. I thought it would be fun to share their story and hopefully those of you visiting Oaxaca can taste their pizza for yourselves! BLOG POST ON MY PROFILE! Enjoy :)

3 Days ago
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Can't get enough of these blooms.

4 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Never say no to tacos al pastor. Never.

5 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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"Seriously, she just SITS there, rolling those feline blue eyes. I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THIS."

6 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Colours of Oaxaca.

6 Days ago
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Sitting pretty.

7 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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LITERALLY STONES IN MY SOUP! (Super tasty, guys. See prior picture for what I'm eating and where it's from!) Thanks to @karlatravels for the picture! 💚❤🇲🇽🍜

8 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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When readers emailed to say they were heading out for stone soup and asked if i wanted to join, I immediately said YES! I hadn't yet made it out for this Chinantec meal, located outside the city. It was worth the wait. The origins of this pre-Hispanic stone soup trace back to the village of San Felipe Usila, thousands of years ago. We tried a version with shrimp, added into the jicara (gourd) bowls raw, and cooked with hot stones that have been warmed up on a blazing fire. The 🍜 is left to bubble for a few minutes and then a second stone is added. The broth itself was just wonderful. Tomatoes and chilies and shrimp made for great dipping with the hand-pressed tortillas that accompanied the meal. My only regret is that it took me this long to finally get out here and give it a try!

8 Days ago
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Beautiful sunset and great mezcal at a bar in Centro last night. There was even a teeny rainshower, rare for February! Loved this view, peeking out to the street below.

10 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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After a few days of stomach flu, all I want is rice. This simple fried rice with zucchini and chicken and shrimp and pineapple did the body good. Usually it comes with soy sauce but I asked for it with just herbs and salt and pepper, and it was delicious. Loved the colours of all the veggies and fruit!

11 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Looking out at the mountains during the golden hour. Beautiful weather here in Oaxaca, that in-between season before the dry heat descends.

12 Days ago
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I fell into the deep end of a pool near my mum's house as a kid and almost drowned. Despite swimming lessons & even a brief foray into swim team, my fear of open water remained. In 2015, I decided to take a 5-day sailing course in New Zealand in the Bay of Islands. While it was intense, scary, and full of panic attacks, I did get through it successfully. And as a result, I would be happy to get back on a sailboat without the same paralyzing trepidation as before. I don't believe that all fears can be conquered by extreme exposure, but in this case it worked to both minimize my panic and give me the knowledge to take control if I found myself on a sailboat again. What better way to commemorate facing my fears than this bracelet? Rope and a delicate anchor, to give me strength when I feel myself slipping. I love it.

14 Days ago
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Broccoli trees at Monte Albán 💚🌳

15 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Bidding adieu to @thesweetestway with wine & food in Oaxaca. Safe trip home, lady!

16 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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From ancient Zapotec ruins to modern day crosses.

19 Days ago
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Tens of thousands of people lived at Monte Albán during its height of power, and the ruins remain one of Mesoamerica's most spectacular sights. The city reigned for about 1000-1500 years, between 500BC and 750AD, as the capital of the Zapotec people. Remains reveal and advanced culture and written language, calendar, numerals, and much more. Couldn't have my family visit and not take them to Monte Albán! Do what we did and go early to skip the crowds; any time before 10am is good.

20 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Holding onto my hat at Monte Albán. Took my dad and stepmum here today to show them the UNESCO site that sits a mere 6km away from Oaxaca City, looking down at the valley below.

20 Days ago
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Trial by fire for my dad and step mum, who had their first breakfast in Oaxaca at a cow head 🌮 cart. Thankfully, they loved it! I spared them the brain / eye tacos and gave them cheek meat instead.

21 Days ago