Abril en la Plaza Chica
Continue only if you want to see the Carnicería La Norteña inside the mercado of Pátzcuaro. It's raw, elemental, and vital.
Strong image content inside.
Cecina, air dried salted beef.
..and other favorite cuts.
Frank serving a customer
The green sign, "Menudo, fresco y barato" refers to tripes and other offal meats, "cheap and fresh", used primarily to make the spicy soup or stew, menudo. It is a popular breakfast food, as well as a famed cure for "La Cruda", or a hangover.
cabeza de cerdo para pozole
"Se venden canarios" means not that canaries are sold for consumption, but that someone in the shop has some canaries to sell as pets. I felt it necessary to clarify that.
Frank, "El Carnicero de Hierro"
Frank, or Francisco, is noted for his sense of humor.
Carnes y carnitas se vende aquí
"Carnitas" are little meats, in which large cuts of fresh pig are slowly rendered down to crispy, succulent goodness, and sold by the taco, the torta, the plate or by weight, "to go".
You can see the finished carnitas product in these pictures, taken at a later date.
It's not all fun and games in this business.