Updated information about Mezcal Uasïsï :: Where to purchase this top-of-the-line mezcal in Mexico! Close to the northern edge of the Tierra Caliente, outside Etúcuaro, Mich… Read More
Padre Miguel Hidalgo, whose 1810 cry for freedom from Spain set in motion the fight for what is now Mexico's independence. His original estandarte (banner) bearing a likeness of Nuestra Read More
Last week, we talked extensively about sopa seca de arroz--Mexican 'dry soup' made of rice. Today, take a look at this menu from a fonda (a small, family-run restaurant) serving Read More
El Portalito, a typical but larger-than-average fonda in Colonia La Condesa, Mexico City. Mexico Cooks! was a frequent customer for the comida corrida it served prior to the massive earthqua… Read More
A beautiful pink and golden Mexican chicken, ready for the soup pot. Last week's article about Mexico's dichos de la cocina (kitchen sayings) was just the tip of the iceberg Read More
Frijoles boil in a clay pot placed on a creative fogón (on-the-ground cooking fire). The fire ring is the wheel rim of a truck, the wood is what was available Read More
A perfect michelada, rimmed with Tajín and topped with crunchy fresh cucumber. Spicy, salty, beery, umami-rich, and completely refreshing. Here in Mexico--everywhere in Mexico!--the s… Read More
Chile en nogada (chile poblano stuffed with a seasonal filling and topped with fresh walnut sauce, chopped parsley, walnut meats, and pomegranates), as served by chef Juan Cabrera Barron at… Read More
Several years ago, Mexico Cooks! was thrilled to meet doña Yolanda Rodríguez Orozco. At the time, she was working at a now-defunct buffet restaurant in Morelia, Michoacá… Read More
Fresh hierbabuena (mint) growing in a Morelia friend's garden. The cuisines of Mexico--and you know that there are many different regional cuisines--are a fantastic amalgam of indigenous cor… Read More
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