Archive for 'March,2011'

Red Pipian

Red Pipian

One of my favorite moles is pipian. Pipian is a kind of mole that uses pepitas (pumpkin seeds) as thickener. These moles have a very distinctive nutty and earthy flavor. [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Acocil Crayfish

Wordless Wednesday: Acocil Crayfish

Acocil, Mexican crayfish, was a very important nutrition source of the ancient Mexican Aztec culture. Now this kind of crayfish is consumed (mainly boiled) and prepared with typically Mexican sauces or condiments in central and southern [...]

Xoconostle and Tomatillo Salsa

Xoconostle and Tomatillo Salsa

Xoconostle is the fruit of a cactus similar to the prickly pear. Even though tunas (pricly pear) and xoconostles look similar, they taste differently. Tunas are sweet and xoconostles are sour. Tunas are eaten as dessert [...]

Market Monday: Condesa Tianguis

Market Monday: Condesa Tianguis

A tianguis is an open air market that is held on specific market days in towns and neighborhoods all over Mexico. These markets date back to pre-Hispanic times where they the most important form of commerce [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Tacos de Cabeza

Wordless Wednesday: Tacos de Cabeza

Pork head tacos at Xochimilco market. [...]

Azul Condesa

Azul Condesa

I had the opportunity to meet chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita in his new restaurant Azul Condesa and had a taste of the delicious food he's very well known for. [...]

Tulyehualco Market and The 40th Olive and Joy Fair

Tulyehualco Market and The 40th Olive and Joy Fair

Tulyehualco is technically part of Mexico City, but going there feels like going to the country side. People are very friendly and willing to share their knowledge and stories with strangers. The rush and stress of [...]