Fish Not Flesh: Symbolism of the New Mexico Lenten Feast Article

(Image courtesy of

My latest article for the New Mexico Humanities Council is available online at:

The article talks about the unique Good Friday Lenten meal that New Mexican Catholics traditionally eat each year, and notes the similarities between these foods and the Jewish Passover Seder meal, so check it out and let me know what you think of it!

3 thoughts on “Fish Not Flesh: Symbolism of the New Mexico Lenten Feast Article

  1. What a beautiful article, Vanessa. I loved reading about your family meal. I’m fairly certain that the only unleavened bread I’ve ever had is a tortilla, other than a biscuit made with baking powder rather than yeast.

    I enjoyed reading the similarities between the foods. Thank you for sharing the history and your story. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. As always, I am so appreciative of your feedback. Thank you so much and I’m really glad you’d like to the article. It’s funny because as I get older there, the rituals and traditions of my family’s cooking come to me more and more. Again thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re very welcome, Vanessa. It is the same with me; I try very hard to carry on all the family recipes over the holidays. Hopefully my kids will do the same.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s