CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 15 Classics - Page 114

Ancestral Corn is under siege in Mexico and to some, preserving it is of the utmost importance. GMO seeds are prohibited in MX, but whether it is due to illicit seed activ- ities, lax enforcement in certain northern states, or the wind, they are slowly creeping in. People want to keep it alive and to them, protecting it isn’t simply about keeping out GMOs, but about preserving a way of life. One of the people working to protect its integrity is Jonathan Barbieri, artist and dis- tiller extraordinaire at Pierde Almas in Oaxaca. His art and activism go hand in hand as does his position as a distiller of whiskey. Not just any whiskey, but whiskey made from the ancestral corn of Oaxaca. Thirty years ago, the then San Franciscan went on a trip to Oaxaca that was only supposed to last a few months. He would paint and ship his paintings back to his gallery, but somewhere along the way, he decided to stay in this inspi- rational locale. Over the years, the area inspired and intrigued him. An example would be his dis- covery of the local mezcal trade. In the market, he would encounter women in in- teresting clothes selling mezcal on the sly. The women would produce t ‘”΅•ι…°°±•Ω•Ι±δ½Έ΄)•…±•…́„‰…‰δ½ΘΑΙ½‘Ս”™Ι½΄ΥΉ‘•ΘΡ‘•₯Θ)Ν‘…ݱ́…Ή₯Ω”„Α½Ρ•ΉΡ₯…°‰Υε•Θ„Ρ…ΝΡ”°™₯±±₯Ήœ)Υΐ…Έ½±Ν½‘„‰½ΡΡ±”½Θ©Υœέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”½½‘Μ°½Ή”)Ρ‘”Ν…±”έ…́΅…‘”ΈQ‘”Ι•…Ν½Έ™½ΘΡ‘₯́±…Ή‘•Μ΄)Ρ₯Ή”‰•‘…Ω₯½ΘόQ‘•Ν”Ν½™™±…έ́ݕɔ½ΈΡ‘”…±•ΙΠ)™½ΘΙ½Ω₯ΉœΡ…ΰ½±±•Ρ½Ί½ΈΡ‘”‘չЁ™½Θ₯±±₯₯Π)΅•ι…°Ν…±•Μ°έ‘ΌΡ½½¬±₯ΡΡ±”Ή½Ρ₯”½˜„΅½Ρ‘•Θ)½ΥЁ‰Υε₯ΉœΑΙ½‘Ս”Έ)=Ή”₯ΉΡΙ½‘Ս•ΡΌΡ‘₯́±₯ΕΥ₯Υ±ΡΥΙ”°)½Ή…Ρ‘…Έ)‰•…΅”₯ΉΡ•Ι•ΝΡ•₯ΈΡΙε₯Ήœ…±°½˜Ρ‘”‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΠ)ΡεΑ•Μ½˜΅•ι…°°•… ΡεΑ”…́مΙ₯•…́ё”Α•Θ΄)Ν½Έέ‘Ό΅…‘”₯ΠΈ!”‰•…Έ­Ή½­₯Ήœ½Έ‘½½ΙΜ°)Ρ…ΝΡ₯Ήœ°…Ή½±±•Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘”‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΠΡεΑ•ΜΈ!”)Ν½½Έ‘₯͍½Ω•Ι•Ρ‘…Ёё”½½ΝΡΥ™˜Ή•Ω•Θ±•™Π)Ρ‘”Ω₯±±…”Έ)M½½Έ‘”‘•₯‘•ΡΌ₯Ω”₯Ё„έ‘₯Ι°‘₯΅Ν•±˜°‘…Ψ΄)₯ΉœΙ•…ЁΝՍ•Ν́ΡΙ…ΉΝ™•ΙΙ₯Ήœ‘₯́±½Ω”½˜•Ή©½δ΄)₯Ήœ™₯Ή”΅•ι…°ΡΌ‰•½΅₯Ήœ„΅…­•Θ½˜•ΕΥ…°)ΝՍ•ΝΜΈ)MΌ°‘½ά‘₯ …Ι‰₯•Ι€•Π™Ι½΄΅•ι…°ΡΌέ‘₯Μ΄)­•δό9…ΡΥΙ…±±δ°½˜½ΥΙΝ”ΈQ‘”Ι•₯½Έ‘”₯Ή‘…‰₯ΡΜ)₯́­Ή½έΈ™½Θ₯Ρ́½ΙΈ…Ή₯Ё݅́„Ω•Ι䁹…ΡΥΙ…°)ΝΡ•ΐ₯ΈΡ‘”•Ω½±ΥΡ₯½Έ½˜Ρ‘”‘₯ΝΡ₯±±•ΙδΡΌΥΝ”Ρ‘₯Μ)Ι•₯½Ή…°ΝΑ•₯…±ΡδΈ))½Ή…Ρ‘…Έ±₯Ω•₯Έ„Ν΅…±°Ω₯±±…”₯Έ=…ᅍ„°±₯Π΄)Ρ±”₯Ή™Ι…ΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”ΈA•½Α±”έ•Ι”ΝΡ₯±°ΥΝ₯Ήœ‘½ΙΝ”)‘Ι…έΈ…ΙΙ₯…•Μ€Θΐε•…Ί…Ό°₯Ё݅́½΅΅½Έ΄)Α±…”Έ%Έ™…Π°Ν½΅”…Ι”ΝΡ₯±°₯ΈΥΝ”Ρ½‘…丁Ή°)½ΙΈέ…́Α…ΙЁ½˜Ρ‘”±½…°•½Ή½΅δΈQ‘•ΈΡ‘₯ΉΜ)‰•…ΈΡΌ‘…Ή”Έ)I½…½Ή‘₯Ρ₯½ΉΜ‘…Ή•έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”₯ΉΡΙ½‘ՍΡ₯½Έ)½˜Α…Ω•΅•ΉΠΡΌΡ‘”Ι•₯½ΈΈΥΝΡ䁡…ΉΥΙ”Α½°΄)±ΥΡ₯ΉœΡ‘”…₯ȁ݅́Ι•…Ρ±δΙ•‘Ս•…ΉΡ‘”½Ω•Θ΄)…±°ΕΥ…±₯Ρ䁽˜±₯™”‰•…ΈΡΌ₯΅ΑΙ½Ω”ΈA•½Α±”έ‘Ό)έ•Ι”½Ή”ΑΙ½‘Ս•Ί‰•…΅”½ΉΝΥ΅•Ί…Ή₯Π)₯́ͽ΅•έ‘•Ι”₯ΈΡ‘•Ι”Ρ‘…Ёё”…Ή•ΝΡΙ…°½ΙΈ½˜)Ρ‘”Ι•₯½Έ‰•…ΈΡΌΝΥ™™•ΘΈ)%ΈΡ‘₯́ɕ₯½Έ°½ΙΈέ…́„Ν…™•Ρ䁹•ΠΈe½Τ½Υ±)Ν•±°₯Π°ΥΝ”₯ЁѼ΅…­”Ρ½ΙΡ₯±±…́…ΉΡ…΅…±•Μ°‰ΥΠ)Ν½½Έ΅…Ήδ₯Ή‘…‰₯Ρ…ΉΡ́ݕΉΠ™Ι½΄‰Υε₯ΉœΡ‘”)½ΙΈΡΌ‰Υε₯ΉœΡ‘”Ρ½ΙΡ₯±±…ΜΈQ‘₯́Ι•…Ρ•‘₯™™€΄)Υ±Ρ₯•Μ₯ΈΡ‘”±½…°•½Ή½΅δ°έ‘•Ι•…́ё”΅½Ή•δ)Ρ‘…Ё݅́½Ή”ΝΑ•ΉΠ₯ΈΡ‘”½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ䁉•…ΈΡΌ)±•…Ω”₯ЁΩ₯„„Ή½Έ΅±½…°ΝΥΑΑ±δ‘…₯ΈΈ]‘…ЁݗŠeΙ”)Ρ…±­₯Ήœ…‰½ΥЁ₯́ё”Α±…”έ‘•Ι”½ΙΈέ…́₯ΉΡΙΌ΄)‘Ս•ΡΌ‘Υ΅…Ή­₯Ή€Ψ°Τΐΐε•…Ί…ΌΑ½ΝΝ₯‰±δ)½₯Ήœ½ΥЁ½˜Ρ‘”½ΙΈ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•ΝΜΈ) …Ι‰₯•Ι€‘•₯‘•Ρ‘…Ё‘”έ…ΉΡ•ΡΌ‘Όέ‘…Ё‘”)½Υ±ΡΌΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁё”±½…°₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙ䁅ΉΝΌ°‘₯Μ)Ή•ΝΡΙ…° ½ΙΈAΙ½©•Πέ…́‰½ΙΈΈQ‘”έ…䁑”)…Ή½Ρ‘•Ί͕”₯Π°ƒŠq ½ΙΈ₯́ͼ΅Υ „Α…ΙЁ½˜±₯™”)Ρ‘•Ι”Ρ‘…Ё₯Ёݽձ•Ι…Ν”•ΉΡΥΙ₯•Μ½±Υ±ΡΥΙ”°)™Ι½΄έ•…Ω₯ΉœΡΌΥ₯Ν₯Ή”ΈQ‘…Ё₯́ݑδ₯Ё₯́ɕ…±±δ)₯΅Α½ΙΡ…ΉΠΡΌ΅”‰•…ΥΝ”$…΄Ω•Ι䁍½΅΅₯ΡΡ•)ΡΌ=…ᅍ„»ŠtQ‘₯́ΑΙ½©•Π₯́…‰½ΥЁͼ΅Υ ΅½Ι”)Ρ‘…Έέ‘₯Ν­•δ½ΘΡ½ΙΡ₯±±…Μ°‰ΥЁё”ΑΙ•Ν•ΙΩ…Ρ₯½Έ½˜)Ρ‘”±½…°Υ±ΡΥΙ”Έ)Q‘”έ½Ι¬½˜Ι…₯Ν₯Ήœ½ΙΈ₯Έ=…ᅍ„₯́±…‰½Ι₯½ΥΜ°)…́΅…‘₯Ή•Ι䁅Ή½α•Έ…»ŠeЁ…•Ν́ё”Ι՝•)Ρ•ΙΙ…₯Έ½˜Ρ‘”™…Ι΅±…Ή°ΝΌΡ‘”½ΙΈ₯́Α±…ΉΡ•