Guillermina Soriano Herrera

Traditional chef from Zapotitlán Palmas, Oaxaca, Mexico

By Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Doña Guillermina was very nice during the recording, don't miss the following video.

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

The kitchen

Doña Guillermina's kitchen is an open space, where she does everything with firewood

Frijoles bayos, Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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Frijoles negros., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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In these clay pots beans are being cooked with goat's leg, on the left bayo beans, on the right black beans.

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

Guachimole

For the preparation of guachimole, it is essential the meat of goat with bone, the avocado leaf and obviously the gourds.

Guachimole

These are the gourds, which are also the origin of the name of the state of Oaxaca (land of the hueje).

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

For mole

The chili is ground with tomato and green tomato, onion and garlic.

Moliendo el guaje. (2020) by Jesús CansecoSecretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca

Grinding the gourd

As in most kitchens in Oaxaca, the metate (mealing stone) is an indispensable tool, here Doña Guillermina showed us her mastery in using it by grinding the tomatoes (huajes) that give their name to the guachimole.

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

El chivo (goat)

Doña Guillermina serves some goat meat to confirm that it is cooked.

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

Guachimole

It was time to try it, Doña Guillermina offers us the delicious goat guachimole she has prepared.

Empezando a cocinar, Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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El guachimole hirviendo., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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La botana., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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La gorra., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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De verde., Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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Dirigiendo, Jesús Canseco, 2020, From the collection of: Secretaría de las Culturas y Artes de Oaxaca
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For the day of recording, Doña Guillermina summoned part of her family and the entire municipal council, headed by the municipal president, it was a great experience.

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