Category: Food

A Guide to Mexican Recipes

Chapulines It's for good reason that UNESCO named Mexican cuisine to its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Mexican food is an integral part of the overall culture of the country. For example, mole is traditionally part of the celebration of special occasions and holidays. Mexican cuisine is also one of... Read More »

Mexican Nostalgia: Chiles en Nogada, a Celebration of Independence

Chiles en nogada in decorative Mexican bowl Chiles en nogada, a dish from Mexican cuisine Mexican Independence Day, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain, takes place this week, on September 16. The preparation and consumption of the traditional Mexican dish, Chiles en Nogada, precedes the Independence Day celebrations. "Walking through the gardens of memory, I discover that my recollections are associated with the... Read More »

What Food Should I Eat in Mexico?

9 tamales stacked on a wood cutting board Going to Mexico? Are you a foodie? Just want to sample local fare? What food will give you the real taste of Mexico? We're going to give you the answers—learn about the most popular and authentic foods of Mexico so you can get on with sampling the next time you get down there. Mexico is... Read More »

Avoiding Montezuma's revenge

What causes Montezuma's revenge? Montezuma's revenge, also known as Traveler's diarrhea (TD), can take a lot of the fun out of a Mexico vacation. TD is most often caused by drinking contaminated water or by eating fruits or vegetables that haven't been properly washed. Ingesting food or water that has been contaminated by fecal matter... Read More »

Mexican Cuisine Historical Origins

Mexican Cuisine Historical Origins Eating hot food, to be cool It is no coincidence that spicy cuisine and spicy dishes are most common in regions of the world that also have the hottest climates. It is also no coincidence that spicy food is so popular in Mexico, since most of the country has ideal conditions for growing chili peppers.... Read More »

Chocolate's Mexico Origins

Some of my favorite foods come from Mexico Having grown up in southern Arizona, close to the Mexico border, I have long been a fan of delicious Mexican cuisine. Tacos, tamales, enchiladas, flautas, chimichangas, fajitas, chile rellenos, burritos, quesadillas, chili colorado, chili verde, and cheesy nachos with jalapeños, are some of my favorite dishes. I... Read More »

Mexico Grocery Shopping

Mexico Grocery Shopping I often comment on blogs about how much cheaper things are south of the border. I'm mostly referring to things that are labor-related. For example, a haircut in Saltillo, in the northeast region of Mexico, usually costs 50 pesos, or about four bucks, and no tip is expected. I'm told that prices drop even more... Read More »