Atole de grano, a Michoacán specialty made of tender corn and wild, licorice-scented anisillo, is a perfect cena (supper) for Lenten Fridays. Tortitas de papa (potato croquettes, left… Read More
I wrote and first published this article in 2010, in response to inquiries from readers who were confused about other authors' articles about "What is authentic Mexican food?" The subject Read More
The inviting entrance to La Casa del Abuelo (Grandpa's House) in the Centro Histórico of Morelia, Michoacán, México. This tiny restaurant is the epitome of Mexico's "3 B… Read More
Tamales in the tamalera (the steamer) at Tamalería (tamales stand) Méndez, on the street at the corner of Av. Baja California and Av. Insurgentes, Colonia Condesa, Distrito Fed… Read More
Mexico's fragrant, delicious ponche navideño--Christmas punch, served piping hot throughout the winter. What many people don't know is that large parts of Mexico are extremely chilly… Read More
Due to the pandemic, it's generally been impossible in 2020 to travel and tour with Mexico Cooks! Here's a look back through 2016 at some of our many fantastic and Read More
In Mexico and other Latin American countries, women wear yellow underwear on New Year's Eve to bring good luck and wealth in the year to come. Red underwear (this vendor Read More
This article, originally published at Christmastime 2007, has been extremely popular every Christmas since then. We think you will enjoy this slightly updated version... A Seattle Christmas… Read More
Huge piñatas ready for sale at a Mexico City market. Among clean ollas de barro (clay pots), plastic receptacles filled with engrudo (flour/water paste), and colorful, neatly stacked… Read More
Due to COVID-19, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Mexico City will remain closed to pilgrimages and individuals from December 10 through December 13 to avoid the… Read More
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