The 10th Anniversary of Vallarta Restaurant Week

From New York to London, dining events in which participating restaurants offer a special, fixed price menu during a week or two, have become strong magnets for people wishing to visit such cities. Known in most places as Restaurant Week, these type of events encourage visitors and locals to experience restaurants’ exquisite offerings at reduced...
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Cooking Advice From Culinary Experts

Cooking is something that has been done since the beginning of time. Everyone appreciates a good cook and the food they seem to magically produce with ease. Cooking skill is not something you are born with, but rather it is something to learn as you go. This article can help you add to your cooking...
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Moshing In The Rain: Alt.Latino Takes Mexico City

Every March for the last few years, Felix Contreras and I have flown to Mexico City to partake in one of the biggest music festivals Latin America has to offer. Tens of thousands of music lovers accompany us from stage to stage, enjoying legendary bands and discovering up-and-comers. Here’s how great Mexico City and the...
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The Mexican Wine Revolution

The Mexican Wine Revolution

One hundred years ago, Francisco Madero, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata led the Mexican Revolution. Today, Mexico is going through a different sort of upheaval, a Mexican wine revolution in which small producers largely concentrated in Baja California’s Guadalupe Valley are charging ahead with the declaration, “Viva El Vino!” The major force in this movement,...
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Salsa Rojo

Here’s a homemade version of the tomato salsa served at taco stands and burrito joints everywhere. Try it with all your favorite Mexican foods — it even works as enchilada sauce. 1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup diced onion 2 medium chile peppers, such as poblano, New Mexico, or Anaheim, diced 2 cloves garlic,...
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Calle 13, On Being Loved And Hated In Latin America

The Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 is one of the most beloved and hated bands in the Spanish-speaking world. Its members are politically outspoken and opinionated. They’ve also undergone an unusual evolution: They went from making raunchy club hits to becoming Latin America’s premier political troubadours. When the group first surfaced in the mid-2000s,...
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