29.12.2010 22.Tevet, 5771
The column that brings you food festivals from around the world; this week, why they are building sculptures out of turnips down in Mexico?
On the night of December 23, the main plaza in the Mexican town of Oaxaca was filled with sculpted rock bands, animals, mythological creatures, bullfighters and elaborate historical scenes. What was unusual about these pieces of artwork was the material with which they were made- radishes! This is La Noche de Rábanos (The Night of Radishes) and since it began over a century ago, it has become one of the largest folk art festivals in Mexico….