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Spain and Italy may have dominated this year’s New York International Olive Oil Competition, but some newcomers as well as stalwarts from Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina showed they have what it takes to compete on the world stage. One of the big surprises this year was the success of some outstanding producers from...
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INGREDIENTS 20 dried new mexico chiles 3 tbsp. canola oil, plus more for frying 10 cloves garlic 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice 1 tbsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. sugar Kosher salt, to taste 12 corn tortillas 2 cups grated mozzarella 2 cups grated sharp cheddar 3⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion 1⁄4 cup finely crumbled...
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Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk which this year will be held every Wednesday from October 30, 2013 through May 28, 2014 from 6 PM – 10 PM. The participating galleries in Centro Historico...
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Year after year, we receive positive feedback from diners that schedule dining out events with friends and loved ones during Restaurant Week, which takes place in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit every year, May 15 – 31. That said, there is always room for improvement! Here are some tips we’ve assembled to ensure that your...
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The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or his native Colombia. Perhaps even both. Colombia’s ambassador to Mexico says it’s completely up to the family of the Nobel laureate who died Thursday in Mexico City. And the family so far...
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Unlike the hordes of travellers adding Mexico to their travel bucket lists, Peter Kuruvita had never considered the vast Latin American country as a dream destination. Strange, then, that the London-born, Sri Lankan-raised, Australian-based chef chose Mexico as the setting for his latest television series. “I was full of the same preconceptions others would have...
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Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York’s Tribeca Film Institute. The grant winners were formally presented at an invitation-only event hosted by Heineken coinciding with the Tribeca Film Festival. Cruz, who has now made seven documentaries, won...
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Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis. Results from the four-pronged investigation — based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological...
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Last month, the art and auction website Artnet posted a video interview with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, on the occasion of the opening of Permission To Be Global: Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition debuted last December at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in...
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There’s a private peninsula jutting out from the Mexican mainland about 26 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the Mexican state of Nayarit. It’s called Punta Mita, which translates to “point of the arrow” in the area’s native language, and once you’ve passed through the actual gates of one of the two resorts that occupy...
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To many immigrants or out-of-state transplants who aren’t from the South, Mississippi isn’t just a place with blues music, a complicated race heritage and southern accents. Mississippi and its fellow Deep South states also taste different. For me, coming to the Magnolia State turned the meaning of the word “barbecue” upside down. When you attend...
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This walking tour (with a brief, fun bus ride) thoughtfully weaves its way through some of the most authentic and delicious local eateries in Emiliano Zapata and 5 de Diciembre neighborhoods, all the while teaching you about the people behind the carefully crafted, delicious food and the vibrant night culture of Puerto Vallarta. Mexico’s sophisticated...
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