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Tesla Inc co-founder Elon Musk and Mexico’s tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the agave-based drink’s industry group opposed the flamboyant billionaire’s efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed “Teslaquila.” One of the world’s richest people and chief executive of Tesla (TSLA.O), Musk is known for ambitious and cutting-edge projects ranging from...
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Convinced that in coastal destinations you can not only enjoy good seafood, but a great Mexican taco as well, I decided to start a taco tour in search of the best tacos in Puerto Vallarta. The gastronomic proposal in Vallarta is as immense as its seas, and the tacos occupy a very important place among the foods that...
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Jalisco has long been famous as the birthplace of tequila and mezcal, but tourism officials are about to begin promoting another, lesser-known agave spirit: raicilla. Javier Aranda Pedrero, director general of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, filled Travel Agent in on what’s planned, as well as other tourism updates from the destination. “We’re going to...
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New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed’s radical transformation into today’s Twix bars and M&M candies. Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in Ecuador, according to a study published Monday. That’s about 1,500 years older than...
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Given the mortality of bees, which in wild areas reaches 35% of their populations, mainly due to climate change, Chihuahua honey producers use flavored drinks to feed their hives and prevent them from dying. Ludovico Palma Holguín, president of the Association of Beekeepers of Aldama dedicated to the organic production of honey explained that the...
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Due to the high gastronomic demand of Puerto Vallarta and the resounding success of the Beer Festival last year, it was decided to hold the second edition on November 17 and 18 at the Vallarta Institute of Culture located on the Cuale River Island. The entrance will be free and the arrival of at least...
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Roasted Squid, by Way of Mexico
All I know is I went to the fishmonger, who had some beautiful small squid, and suddenly an urge came over me: I had to take them home and give them a Mexican twist. It was a little funny to head in a south-of-the-border culinary direction, because, for some reason, I didn’t usually associate squid...
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‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Recap: Samin Heads to Mexico for a Study in Citrus
In the third episode of Samin Nosrat ’s new Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat , the chef and author heads down to the Yucatán region of Mexico to learn about how to harness the power of acid. Early in the episode, Nosrat notes that acid “does the absolutely necessary job of balancing flavors, which...
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In Mexico City, a Restaurant Draws Locally and From 10,000 Miles Away
Despite being almost 10,000 miles apart, Mexico and India have surprising similarities when it comes to food. The chefs Norma Listman and Saqib Keval discovered exactly that one night in Mexico City, when they created a menu for a friend’s dinner party. The result is what may be the capital’s most inventive new restaurant, Masala...
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The main franchisee of McDonald’s in the world, Arcos Dorados announced on Thursday that it will stop giving plastic straws in its more than 2,000 restaurants located in Mexico and throughout Latin American countries where they operate. The decision is an initiative in favor of the conservation of the environment. However, straws can be provided...
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How to Eat Well as a Vegan in Mexico
Vegan tacos? In Mexico?? Seriously?? Absolutely! And those can be found on virtually any block. You just need to know what to look for. The last time my husband, Alejandro, and I traveled to Mexico as vegans, it was a short trip and we spent most of our time with family and friends. That was...
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In Full Bloom: Mexico City’s Edible Flower Scene
For Josué Barona, the Mercado San Juan has always been part of his life: his mother and father both have stalls there, just around the corner from each other, and he has been working among the bustling food stands from a young age. While the stand that the now 35-year-old works at doesn’t really have...
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reed straws
Reed straws have become an alternative to the traditional plastic because, in addition to having a short lifespan, they do not harm the environment. In Oaxaca, particularly in the San Juan Guelavia community, local artisans have focused on the production of reed straws, made from a plant and being biodegradable. In an interview, artisan Felipe...
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dia de los muertos
As I remember since I was a child back in Northern Mexico, Día de Muertos, has always been a day of celebration. In each home, relatives came from far away to spend one night and one day honoring their “difuntos” (dead loved ones). Everywhere I turned, I remember seeing people carrying flowers, candles and food,...
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taco history
Typically Mexican to prepare and present a large number of dishes, the taco is a benchmark of Mexican cuisine, said renowned chef Alfonso “Poncho” Cadena. The chef, who on October 4 will premiere his program “Los maestros del taco” on the El Gourmet pay channel, made it clear that the taco is the base that...
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