Mexico: Food and Traditions — By Ben on 02 September 2011
Chiles en nogada at Azul Condesa

Chile en nogada at Azul Condesa

I’m still here. I know I’ve been MIA, but I still think about this blog and my readers every day. Every time I eat something delicious (down here in Mexico that happens every day) I say to myself: “I should blog about this”. I’ve been doing some thinking and I believe this blog needs to take a different direction. I’ve been blogging for more than 4 years and I’ve really enjoyed every moment of it.

However, I think it’s time to take it a step further. I don’t want to lose the personal space this blog represents for my cooking and food adventures, but I want it to be more than that. During the following weeks and months I’ll be making some changes to the blog and I’d love your feedback on that. However, I don’t want to lose the personal touch that this blog allows me to have with my readers. Soon I’ll talk more about this.

For now I’ll leave you with a video of my last visit to Azul Condesa. September is our biggest month in Mexico because we celebrate our Independence from Spain. And what a better way to celebrate than with food. Chiles en nogada is a very typical dish this time of the year. Even though it’s different from my mom’s chiles en nogada, I really enjoyed them. The most interesting thing about this dish at Azul is that they make a sweet and a savory nogada sauce. I ordered the mixed plate. It was a very interesting mix.

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¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(14) Readers Comments

  1. I'm still dreaming of the day we can come visit you and Azul Condesa!

  2. Those look amazing! I bet they taste that way too!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. I'll keep reading, no matter what you do Ben! Your pictures always get my stomach growling and your excitement about food is contagious!

  4. That's a beautiful plate and presentation service!

    I'm curious to see what you have in mind for the blog. I just passed 3 years and know I should rethink a few things.

  5. I love September because I know it is Chiles en Nogada time! Thanks, Ben. Looking forward to hearing about and seeing your new changes. You have been missed.

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes!

  7. Can't wait to see what you will come up with next Ben. I'm sure it's gonna be good. Love that first photo!

  8. I'm and will always sticking around here, because I Iove Mexican food, and your recipes and photos make me drool over, so keep up the good work.

  9. That photo is gorgeous. The pop of color with the pomegranate seeds looks like beautiful ruby gems. I can’t wait to hear what your next food adventures are.

  10. This is one Mexican dish I would love to try, it looks delicious!

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