Cooking With Cartels

People Soup For The..Soul?

People Pozole

An armed group came to the site aboard two luxury vans, they came down and placed the dismembered two metal tubs where mocking making pozole, and left beans, radishes, lettuce, peppers, roasted, among other things to prepare the traditional dish.

The grim work was sarcastic and observed by many people who moved around the place, while the authorities took several minutes to be present, to immediately cordon off the area and start working. Although a few weeks it is assumed that the point remains a patrol of the State Preventive Police

You know how I love my translations, firstly.  I’m going to start following this blog religiously, I think.  The pictures seem to be first rate.  Having my two hobbies of cooking and crime scene photography in the same blog post makes me quite happy.

I saw this story and I went and found recipes for pozole, a traditional Mexican holiday soup.  I also looked it up on Wiki:

Since corn was a sacred plant for the Aztecs and other inhabitants of Mesoamerica, pozole was made to be consumed on special occasions. The conjunction of corn (usually whole hominy kernels) and meat in a single dish is of particular interest to scholars because the ancient Mexicans believed the gods made humans out of cornmeal dough. According to research by the National Institute of Anthropology and History and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, on these special occasions, the meat used in the pozole was human.[4] After the prisoners were killed by having their hearts torn out in a ritual sacrifice, the rest of the body was chopped and cooked with corn. The meal was shared among the whole community as an act of religious communion. After the conquest, when cannibalism was banned, pork became the staple meat as it “tasted very similar”, according to a Spanish priest.

Now, I need to make pozole myself. I’m not going to make it completely traditionally with a whole pig’s head.  Or a person’s.

The weird thing is: as I read about the method and recipe and history?  It seems very oddly philosophical and even sort of …..beautiful.


~ by Layla on August 17, 2011.

2 Responses to “Cooking With Cartels”

  1. I’m going to be laughing for a while about the Spanish priest commenting that pork tasted very similar to human. The dish looks tasty, though, despite the original meat ingredient.

  2. Anyone who has ever carried those big plastic tubs up or down stairs to the attic or basement know that those bins are heavy and cumbersome.

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