The Most Chefs in One Place

A sea of white chefs in aprons and scores of racing waiters set a pair of Guinness world records in Mexico City, organizers said Saturday (Sunday, Manila time). Decked out in their pressed whites, 3,634 chefs crammed the base of the capital’s landmark Angel of Independence victory column. That was enough to shatter the old...
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Hailstorm Affects 60% of Mango Production

In addition to the roofs it damaged in the rural and urban areas, Sunday’s severe hail and thunderstorm uprooted various mango trees in the region of Veracruz and affected 60 percent of the mango production. Mango producers in the municipality of Tierra Blanca, who were waiting for the harvest to sell their product or their...
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The 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair Welcomes Chef from Puerto Vallarta

The 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair (sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com), recently celebrated on April 23-27, 2014, broke numerous records in efforts to support a permanent scholarship endowment at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Featured in renowned publications such as The New York Times, Food Republic,...
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George Clooney Celebrated 53rd Birthday in Mexico

George Clooney celebrated his 53rd birthday on Tuesday at his El Dorado vacation home with fiancée Amal Alamuddin. The newly engaged couple reportedly jetted to Cabo San Lucas earlier in May in preparation for the wedding of Thom Mathews and Karla Jensen, which will take place on May 10. Clooney arrived on a private jet...
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Gay Rights Advocates Call for a Brazilian Law Against Discrimination

Gay rights advocates called for a Brazilian law against discrimination as they gathered by the hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades. The city blocked its main central avenue to allow room for colorful floats and exuberant crowds of people dressed as drag queens with...
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Avocados Just Got More Expensive

According to distributors of Hass avocado installed in the Supply Centre, the price of a kilogram of Hass avocados, which so far ranges between 35 and 40 pesos, could increase up to 50 pesos in the coming days. This increase in prices, they said, would be the result of the product’s usual decrease in production...
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Walking is Not Only Healthy, but also Encourages Creative Thought

Study shows a walk around the park can boost mental fitness. People who rely on walks to overcome writer’s block or solve a tricky problem seem to have it right: new research shows that walking – whether indoors or outdoors – can encourage creative thought. Researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, United States,...
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The Red Cabbage Cafe

You know you are someplace special when you step into the lighthearted collage of its decor. On the brightly painted walls is an eclectic display of art, music, theater, literature and film. Though the atmosphere is casual, with eclectic and bohemian artwork, the food is serious and features old recipes and uncommon indigenous sauces. It’s...
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The History of the Margarita… MMMMM

Though the margarita is enjoyed in a variety of ways today, the origins of the cocktail whose base (tequila) is the national drink of Mexico are somewhat muddled, in bartender parlance. Three things are certain: Before the margarita, came tequila. Before tequila, there was mezcal. Before mezcal, there was pulque. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of years...
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A Love Affair with Mexican Culture

My love affair with the vibrant culture and cuisine of Mexico began many years ago. As a kid, growing up in South Florida, where at the time Mexican meant Tex-Mex and the restaurants were often chain, the idea of Mexican food felt so very exotic, so foreign in an otherwise white bread existence. There was...
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Most Mexicans Have No Clue Who Cesar Chavez Is

The title in Spanish of the new biopic movie about Cesar Chavez sums up just how little known the Mexican-American labor leader is in Mexico. The movie that opened Thursday, Labor Day in Latin America, is called “The Mexican who defied the United States,” with a subtitle that translates as “Who the hell is Cesar...
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‘Perfect Obedience’ shocks Mexico

Mexican film Obediencia Perfecta (Perfect Obedience) written and directed by Luis Urquiza is a biopic about disgraced priest Marcial Maciel – who used drugs, abused boys, and fathered numerous children, who he also allegedly abused. The movie is creating shockwaves in mainly Catholic Mexico. Presenting the film in Mexico City, the director said that the...
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