Augusto Andres

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Borrowing Time in Balestrand

by Augusto Andres

Our seasons come and go, leaving wakes large and small.

Kingdon and I sit in his wooden fishing boat, drifting slowly into the end of the ever-narrowing Esefjord. Before us, a double vision unfolds—snow-flecked, forested peaks and serpentine waterfalls cascading behind tiny cottages perched near the shore, perfectly mirrored onto the surface of

Borrowing Time in Balestrand2017-04-24T02:32:34-07:00

Vita Nova

Augusto Andres visits an unusual museum and is moved to delve into unresolved issues from the past.

Vita Nova2017-04-24T02:32:51-07:00

Shedding Masks

On a warm October morning in Egypt, I ventured into Cairo’s labyrinthine Khan Al-Khalili market to lose myself. I passed stalls of gold, sliver, and brasswares, brightly patterned galabeyas and linen scarves draped across narrow passageways, colorful bowls of spices shaped into delicate, powdery pyramids.  

Shedding Masks2017-04-24T02:32:52-07:00

In the Kitchen with Yuyo

It is a mild afternoon in Morelia and warm streams of sunlight filter in from the open-air courtyard of the house, brightening Yuyo's kitchen. Although I've been in this room many times, I‘ve never really taken a good look around and a part of me is disappointed by what's not here. I admit to having some romantic notions of the Mexican kitchen. I picture beautifully decorated, clay pots bubbling over with savory pozoles, an oversized copper kettle simmering frijoles de la olla, a sturdy hand-fired comal roasting deep-red chiles anchos. On the countertop of blue and white tiles from Puebla, I see an aged molcajete, the secrets of previous generations ground into the well-worn basalt tejote.  

In the Kitchen with Yuyo2017-04-24T02:32:59-07:00