Miércoles // Una Piscina en Mi Cocina

Me holding my cup with the un-fermended agave sap. Yum, haha. Photo creds @ Audrey.

Today we left at 9:00AM for our last Cuisine Class Excursion of the trip. We went to an agave farm about 2 hours away from Puebla. The agave farm distills Pulque, which is an alcoholic beverage that is traditional in Central Mexico. The drink is made from the fermented sap of the agave plant.

Some of my friends and me posing by the agave plants.

When we arrived at the farm, we could see all of the agave plants. We were allowed to look at the center of the agave plant where all of the sap was located. Then, one of the farmers took a large wooden instrument and sucked out some of the sap for us to try. Unsurprisingly, it tasted just like sugar water. From there, we were taken inside a building where they ferment the sap to try the final product. Pulque is quite sour. I’m not quite sure that I can say that I fully enjoyed it, to be honest.

So many agave plants! I couldn’t help but think that this was the “Central Mexico version” of the vineyard tour that I went on in Arezzo just a few months ago, haha.
The typical “toast” when drinking Pulque on the wall of the factory. The thing on the left is the instrument that they use to get the sap out of the agave plant.

After we toured the area where the Pulque was made, they served us lunch. There lots of tostadas, guacamole, and soup for all! They really spoiled us. We even got dessert! They also served a coconut flavored Pulque which was much more enjoyable than the unflavored stuff.

When we got back to the apartment, we all settled in for a rest. I decided to put some laundry in the wash. I was sitting on the couch when I heard a strange sound, like water running. “Oh, it’s just the washing machine being normal,” I thought. I eventually decided to go check, and BOY WAS I WRONG!!!! The hose that drains the water from the washing machine had disconnected from the washer and there was no less than a centimeter of soapy water on the floor of our kitchen / laundry room / guest bathroom. My 3 roommates and I quickly were able to shuffle all of the water to the drain in the shower of our guest bathroom using our bath towels. It was a mess, to be honest.

One thought on “Miércoles // Una Piscina en Mi Cocina

  1. What a great field trip!!! I love those plants!! I bet seeing them in mass planting was a sight!!! Sounds like a wonderful day!! I would have just been happy with one of those tiny cups!!! Yikes what a washing machine crisis!!

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