• Oaxaca Mexico — The 2nd annual gathering of the Traditional Women Cooks of Oaxaca, officially Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales, took place on April 25-28, 2018 in the Plaza de la Danza in Oaxaca. The annual meeting, conference and culinary festival for Oaxaca’s traditional women cooks coincided with the 486th anniversary of the founding of Oaxaca, and included boisterous parades and celebrations around the city. The festival’s culinary program included more than 70 traditional home cooks from Oaxaca's eight regions, preparing hundreds of ancestral recipes passed down from mother to daughter across generations.