Celina Estela Mota Martínez

Traditional chef from Asunción Cuyotepeji, Oaxaca, Mexico

Join us to watch the video that resulted from a magnificent morning of recording.

Parte del proceso de elaboración de este platillo y su engañoso nombre.

Fogón de leña (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Wood burning stove

On partitions and with firewood, Doña Celina prepares her food

Ingredientes de la tortitas de camarón (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Ingredients

The tortillas have only ground corn, egg and salt. For mole, guajillo chili, sesame, clove, garlic and cinnamon are used.

Ingredients

Los tempesquistles.

Polvo de chile guajillo, Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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El sazón para el mole., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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The guajillo chili is cleaned out, browned and ground to make this dust. To flavor the mole, ajonjolí, clove and cinnamon are added.

El mole. (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Mole

The chili is set to fry by emiting an intense and delicious aroma.


La cazuela. (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

The pan

By necessity made of clay, the pan is part of the seasoning.

Las tortitas (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Pancakes

This is what the pancakes are like after frying, waiting to add them to the mole that is being prepared.

Tortitas de camarón (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Shrimp pancakes

Doña Celina presents the shrimp pancakes with tempesquilles, a dish traditionally served in Easter. <br>

Un gallo., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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El set en Cuyotepeji, Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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Cocina y cocinera., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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Asunción Cuyotepeji, Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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Las nietas., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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El gallo canta., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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The shrimp pancakes were a special dish for Doña Celina, who told us they were eagerly looking forward to them as the rest of the year they ate mainly beans and tortillas.

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