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The Festival Gourmet International has once again taken its place as a benchmark in the world of cuisine as it kicked-off its 25th edition. Scheduled to continue until November 24, 2019, in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic, the culinary festival is one of the most important of its type in Mexico and generates more...
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November is the perfect month to visit Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, for some much-needed TLC. As winter creeps in, Mexico’s Pacific Coast is enjoying sunny and warm weather along with 3 impressive gourmet and wellness festivals – the best way to rejuvenate after a...
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The Third Edition of the Puerto Vallarta Taco Fest will be held this weekend, November 16-17,  with 18 taquerías participating to delight the palate of locals and tourists. The festival will be held next to the Sheraton Hotel, in front of Estadio Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras, and those who attend will be able to enjoy...
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Small-scale avocado growers armed with AR-15 rifles take turns manning a vigilante checkpoint to guard against thieves and drug cartel extortionists in this town Michoacan state, the heartland of world production of the fruit locals call “green gold.” The region’s avocado boom, fueled by soaring U.S. consumption, has raised parts of western Mexico out of...
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We all know there’s nothing yummier than traveling and getting a taste of the dishes the locals enjoy on a daily basis. That’s why we want to share with you today the five dishes you simply can’t miss on your next visit to the Riviera Nayarit. Check out this list of the five tastiest dishes...
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A study of 755 fish caught off three ports in Mexico found an average of 20% of them had micro-plastics in their guts. The report by researchers from several universities and conservation groups studied grey snapper, red grouper, white mullet and king mackerel. The fish were caught off the Gulf coast port of Veracruz, Puerto...
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If Mexican fisheries do not adapt to climate change, the number of fish caught is set to tumble, with catch numbers for Pacific abalone, jumbo squid and mahi-mahi possibly plunging more than 30% over the next 30 years in Mexico, according to a study published on Wednesday. Co-authored by the New York-based Environmental Defense Fund...
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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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