The market stall in Mexico where ‘Frida Kahlo’ will cook you an enchilada

Looking remarkably like the fabled Mexican artist, Beatriz Vázquez Gómez also draws crowds with her speciality cooking

Deep inside the market in the town of Ocotlán de Morelos, 35km south of Oaxaca City in southern Mexico, the artist Frida Kahlo is still alive, and cooking a mean chicken mole.

Every morning before heading to her food stall in the town’s central market, Beatriz Vázquez Gómez, who bears a striking resemblance to the Mexican artist, transforms into Frida. She puts on bright lipstick and a traditional Tehuana long embroidered skirt, puts flowers in her hair and pencils in the prominent Kahlo brows. She then walks past hundreds of vendors selling fresh blue-corn tortillas, stringy quesillo cheese, prickly pears, fried chapulines (grasshoppers) and gusanos de maguey (mezcal worms), all delicacies in Oaxaca, the state known as Mexico’s culinary capital.

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