The Chefs’ Maya adventure
This June 2017, 18 world-acclaimed chefs - including Rene Redzepi – are travelling with Catherwood Travels to the essence of the Yucatan, to explore ancestral Maya traditions, cooking rituals, in contact with the communities, markets, flavors and colors.
This sensorial expedition will take our chefs to small Maya villages, to understand the vision and importance of the milpa, where the communities have planting and producing food since the old years. They will learn about the importance of corn, pumpkin and beans, and how these ingredients grow symbiotically in the milpa, to comprehend why the ancient Mayas believe humans are created out of maize.
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Florence and the Machine + Yucatan
The new album by Florence Welch was inspired in Yucatan. In January 2015, the teaser "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" was recorded at the Hacienda Ochil in the amphitheater designed by James Turrell and was inaugurated in 2012 with a partnership between Philip Glass and Turrell, entitled "Concert + Intervention" Other Catherwood locations used were Xocnaceh Hacienda Temozon Hacienda.
“Performing on the Turrell stage was an incredible emotional experience for me. It helped me realize the journey I had been on to get there as if I had brought two sides of myself to this place and in this space they could exist together”
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