Fresh hierbabuena (mint) growing in a Morelia friend's garden. The cuisines of Mexico--and you know that there are many--are a fantastic amalgam of indigenous corn-based food preparations wi… Read More
Freshly picked red and white corn at a Pátzcuaro, Michoacán tianguis (street market). The typical Mexican tianguis (street market) is a multi-layered event. It combines wonderf… Read More
If you've shopped at any of Mexico's thousands of tianguis (street markets), municipal markets, or fairs, you may have wondered what certain vendors were ladling out of their frosty glass Read More
You've heard that old saying, "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first..."? Here we are, beginning at a meal's sweet ending with a tamal de chocolate (chocolate tamal) from Pasillo de Read More
Sra. Martina Escobar Montero, gracious owner at Restaurante Catedral, welcomed our press group to Oaxaca with the city's typical hospitality. Pictured here at the bountiful buffet featured e… Read More
Our first breakfast in Oaxaca at the end of April was at Restaurante Las 15 Letras (Abasolo #300, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca). We started with a seasonal fruit plate that included Read More
Oaxaca hosted its first-ever Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales on April 24-25, 2017. The festivities included more than 50 traditional home cooks from Oaxaca's eight regions, plus two day… Read More
Mexico Cooks!' mother, circa 1980. She tried her best to give me good advice, but I was often loathe to listen. In November 1969, she suggested that the March on Read More
Like many of you, we started our year with the Women's March--in our case, at the United States Embassy in Mexico City. This delightful young man exemplified everyone's spirit of Read More
Nuestra Señora de Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows) leads the procession. Hooded members of various Catholic cofradías (confraternities, or religious organizations founded in Europ… Read More
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