Vinegar-Marinated Vegetables

Verduras en Vinagre

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The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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Oaxacans love everything in vinegar, particularly if it is flavored with the smoky Oaxacan pasilla chile. One frequent sight on street corners is carts selling this unique snack with or without piedrazos—hard dried wedges of rough-textured whole-wheat bread that you dip into the vinegar marinade to make them soft enough to eat. Piedrazos literally means “rocks,” which gives you an idea what they are like before dipping.

The vinegar used in Oaxaca would most often be ho