Anthropology Club experiences Oaxacan food and culture

Every semester, the Anthropology Club organizes cultural dinners to allow our students to have a more immersive experience of the rich food culture we have in Los Angeles. Last week, we had Bricia Lopez come speak to our Club. She grew up in her grandmother’s kitchen and alongside her mother and sisters lived the traditions of mole and true Oaxacan cooking. Her father founded Guelaguetza in 1994—a Oaxacan restaurant that has become a local favorite in Los Angeles. While hearing about food is great and all, it is even better when you get to eat it! On Saturday, Professor Brewster and the Anthropology Club attended our first cultural dinner of the new academic year at Guelaguetza. The atmosphere was great and the food was even better! A special thanks to Bricia and Crystal Andres, who helped put this event together, and to Jose Avalos who shot the video of Bricia’s presentation and provided most of the photos from the event.