Beef Stew for Fiestas


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Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

One of my biggest frustrations was not being able to witness the making of authentic tatabiguiyayo, a kind of beef stew that is de rigueur at village celebrations around Los Tuxtlas — weddings, baptisms, and processions of holy images. Anthropologist and historian Fernando Bustamante Rábago thinks the custom may have sprung up in cattle-raising areas where providing a massive communal meal was a way of displaying prestige. (Maybe not all that different from a Texas whole-steer barbec