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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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With just over 30 days until the Tianguis officially reopens for its 5th Season, the Tianguis office is starting to get a little crazy! On Saturday, November 3rd, The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will open its doors and you are invited for opening day. Season #5 will include live music each week and for the...
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Valle De Guadalupe Is The Napa Valley Of Mexico
In the last few years, California’s up-and-coming wine regions have been steadily moving further and further south. First it was Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Then came the wineries of Malibu, and Temecula, near San Diego. Now, California’s must-visit wine region isn’t in California at all: it’s in Baja California, 90 minutes below...
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From Mexico to a Michelin Star
Damiana Bravo, 80, was one of the first people from her town to arrive in New York. She arrived from Piaxtla, a town of around 1,000—5,000, if you include its surrounding hamlets—in the Mexican state of Puebla, sometime in the 1970s. She doesn’t remember the year. It was her second attempt to start a new...
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Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage. The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide of 100 tips, tricks and projects involving beer. Heading to Munich for Oktoberfest, or perhaps just out to the ball park? He has the best...
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Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2018
Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is gearing up for its most important edition with the tagline “Mexico: Thanks for so much!” Based primarily in the Riviera Nayarit, it will celebrate 10 uninterrupted years as a must-do on the world’s culinary calendar. The organizers announced this year’s event during a press conference held at the Hard Rock Hotel....
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With a great diversity of honey and an annual production of 5,815 tons, Jalisco is considered the main state producing honey in Mexico, said Hector Padilla Gutiérrez, head of the Ministry of Rural Development ( Seder ). In a statement, the also former president of the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Agricultural Development (AMSDA), reported...
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The national holidays of Mexico are more than the ‘Cry of Independence’ on September 15 that commemorates its independence. There is also the oozing smell and flavor of pozole, the most popular dish of corn and pork on the tables this time of the year. Traditional Mexican cuisine, pozole is a broth with grains of...
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The tequila industry continues to break its own records and shows that it is one of the most solid in Mexico. This year will, once again, close with record numbers in both production and exports, said the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). In a statement, they noted that tequila production reaches its highest level in 23...
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When Mexican researcher Jesús Fuentes Rodríguez arrived in Eritrea, Africa; the authorities told him not to go out at night, not to walk alone and not to carry jewelry, cameras or credit cards. “They even gave me a guard that was very uncomfortable,” he recalls. The war between Ethiopia and Eritrea was over but armed people...
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Independence Day celebrations are a deeply rooted tradition in Mexico and the Riviera Nayarit is front and center when it comes to reveling. These Mexico Independence Day festivities are the perfect excuse to spend a few days in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure—especially since they fall on a weekend. Celebrations in the destination are very exciting and...
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The jury of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles “Following the Way of the Vine: El Bajío, Querétaro 2018”, awarded 112 wines and 27 spirits from Mexico. In a press release, the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) reported that they were distinguished with Great Gold, Gold and Silver medals to beverages from 13 producing...
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