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The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country’s independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode between your teeth and the flavors combine to dance in the mouth. Almost instantly, the creamy walnut sauce permeates the...
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Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is ready for a new cycle with the slogan “We have a story to tell,” right on the heels of their big celebration for their tenth anniversary. During a press conference, last Thursday, August 29, event organizers and directors Carlos Elizondo and Consuelo Elipe shared how what started out as a training...
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Mexican chefs have created what they say is the world’s biggest “torta” as thousands gather for an annual event celebrating the traditional sandwich. Sandwich makers from across the country took less than three minutes to assemble the 236-foot (72-meter) creation in Mexico City, featuring a variety of fillings from ham to rib meat to seafood....
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New York health officials are advising residents not to eat fresh basil imported from Siga Logistics in Mexico because of a possible link to food-borne illness in the Albany area and in other states. The state advisory Friday follows a nationwide Food and Drug Administration advisory urging consumers, retailers and restaurants not to eat, sell...
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Mexicans are dismayed by continued increases in the price for avocados, a staple of the country’s cuisine. And the situation has also led to outrage too, as recipes have begun popping up for so-called “mock guacamole” without avocados. “This really does hurt,” the Mexico City food and entertainment magazine Chilango said in a story this...
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Downtown Vallarta Food Tour announced it has been recognized as the fifth place winner in the Food Experiences category of the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice awards for Experiences, ranking #5 out of over 2,200 global food experiences. The second annual Travelers’ Choice awards for Experiences highlight the world’s top bookable experiences on TripAdvisor, by category and...
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Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas will be filled with the sight, smell, and taste of mangos on July 6th during the Third Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy exquisite dishes and drinks prepared with mango, as well as live musical performances and entertainment. The director of the Vallarta Cultural Institute, Marina de...
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If you like munching on seedlings, consider directing your palate toward microgreens. These tiny vegetables burst with rich, leafy flavors ranging from spicy to sweet, and their nutritional power exceeds that of the adult plants. Use them as garnish, sprinkle them onto salads and soups, add them to sandwiches or blend them into smoothies. A...
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In Mexico, vendors sell this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn from carts. To bring this street food to the home kitchen, we broiled the corn on the cob instead of heading out to the grill, first brushing it with oil to keep it from drying out. Mayonnaise makes a good substitute for Mexican crema,...
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Mexico’s Velas Resorts will offer special food and beverage tasting menus dedicated to Frida Kahlo’s favorite dishes and ingredients in honor of her birthday, July 6th. Each of the resorts is offering a unique menu included in the nightly rate with beverage pairing consisting of Mexican wines, beer or ancestral spirits. Highlights include a Bean...
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As Mexico City’s 9 million residents sleep in the pre-dawn darkness, busy hands are already preparing the day’s corn tortillas in the small kitchen of Molino El Pujol, a tortilla shop that is part of a famed chef’s bid to help recover Mexico’s iconic food. As the old tortilla machine roars to life at 5...
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People who eat a lot of ultra-processed foods – such as frozen entrees, white bread and canned side dishes – tend to consume more calories than those who eat foods that aren’t processed, a new study suggests. Government researchers found that people ate about 500 calories more when offered meals that contained ultra-processed items, according...
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The Riviera Nayarit has confirmed its participation in Restaurant Week, a gourmet festival that will be held from May 15th through June 10th with the inclusion of 12 of the destination’s restaurants—double the number of registrants from 2018. Generally speaking, this is the second year in a row the record for participating restaurants has been...
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An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They’re all foods likely destined for the trash. If you’re hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need. Practicing smarter shopping is not...
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Today, January 27, the Seventh Festival of Ceviche and Aguachile will take place in Puerto Vallarta, in which a variety of these dishes from the sea will be available. The event will be held, as has been done in previous years, in the Lázaro Cárdenas park, where 11 restaurants will present dozens of different ceviches...
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