Enjoy the flavors of Oaxaca
Silvana, owner and chef of Soul Cocina, a plant-based, latin-inspired food company, just returned from Oaxaca, Mexico. There she cooked with the locals, explored the markets and drew inspiration for new flavors and recipes She is now ready to pass her experiences onto you.
Oaxaca is located in Southwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Guerrero to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, Chiapas to the east. To the south, Oaxaca has a significant coastline on the Pacific Ocean. The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures.
Often referred to as the Land of seven Moles, Oaxaca’s food culture is famously rich and diverse. But it’s even more varied than most travelers realize: incredible heirloom varieties of corn that get ground up into some of the country’s the best masa, pre-Hispanic drinks that drink like a meal, exceptional small-batch smoky mezcals, and also way more than seven types of mole. In the the first country that UNESCO honored on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity solely for its food, Oaxaca state in southern Mexico stands out. We are looking forward to sharing some Oaxacan inspired recipes with you!
*Everything vegan and gluten free.
Latin Vegan Cooking with Silvana
Born in Colombia, Silvana grew up among a rich food culture and agricultural tradition where making food from scratch was the norm, cans and frozen food were nowhere to be found. She showed a strong curiosity when visiting farmers markets with her grandmother, asking endless questions about the herbs and vegetables on offer.
She has traveled extensively, always learning about new cooking techniques, visiting markets for inspiration and learning new recipes from the locals. After a drastic career change, she decided to pursue her true passion: nutritious, plant-based cooking. In 2015, her vision became a reality: Soul Cocina, a plant-based company that focuses on providing nutritious, innovative meals to people from all walks of life. Her delicious, healthy meals can be catered to special events and are found at different farmers markets in the triangle area.