Artist & illustrator. Instagram: @ppaazzzzii
Favorite Mexican dish?
It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite is Carne en su jugo estilo Jalisco. Its basically roasted “bisté” (beef steak) in its own juice, with boiled beans and sometimes bacon bits. Accompanied with onion and cilantro and its usually served in a clay plate. If you wanna go crazy you can throw in some radish too. Having tortillas and extra lime is fundamental.
Mexico's best kept secret?
In Mexico, going anywhere is often the beginning of an adventure. But lately I've been into the beautiful tradition of votive painting, also known as “retablos”. In some towns of Mexico there’s usually a designated artist that documents the realities of urban survival, answered prayers and the enduring human faith in miracles. I find these images often provocative and hilarious. There’s this guy called Alfredo Vilchis, his work is sick. They call him “Leonardo da Vilchis".
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” - Ferdinand Foch
I’m hungover as we speak, so I’m gonna get the usual Philly cheese-steak with chile jalapeño, takis fuego, aloe vera water and a coke.
Your best skill?
I make pretty damn good playlists.
What do you wish you could find from Mexico in NY?
Menudo, jocoque y jericallas. Uff…
Favorite instagram account to follow?