The Chefs’ Maya adventure
This June 2017, 18 world-acclaimed chefs - including René Redzepi – are travelling with
Catherwood Travels to the essence of the Yucatán, to explore ancestral Maya traditions, cooking
rituals, in contact with the communities, markets, flavors and colors.
This sensorial expedition will take our chefs to small Maya villages, to understand the vision and importance of the milpa, where the communities have been planting and producing food since the old years.
They will learn about the importance of corn, pumpkin and beans, and
how these ingredients grow symbiotically in the milpa, to comprehend why the ancient Mayas
believe humans are created out of maize.
Read more here.
Florence and the Machine + Yucatán
The new album by Florence
Welch was inspired in Yucatán. In January 2015, the teaser "How Big How Blue How
Beautiful" was recorded at the Hacienda Ochil in the amphitheater designed by James Turrell and was
inaugurated in 2012 with a partnership between Philip Glass and
Turrell, entitled "Concert + Intervention" Other Catherwood locations
used were Xocnaceh Hacienda Temozon Hacienda.
“Performing on the Turrell stage was an incredible emotional experience for me. It helped me
realize the journey I had been on to get there as if I had brought two sides of myself to
this place and in this space they could exist together”
Play video here