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More Mango Mania

More Mango Mania

More mango recipes for mango mania 2012 [...]

Mango Mania 2012

Mango Mania 2012

Mangoes are not only delicious but also very nutritional. They're one of the most popular fruit in the world and Mexico is one of the top producers. Learn more about mangoes here. [...]

How to cook and store beans

How to cook and store beans

Beans can be easily stored and cooked following some simple tips. Here are my personal tips when it comes to buying, storing and cooking beans. [...]

Beans Health Benefits and Bean Stuffed Zucchinis

Beans Health Benefits and Bean Stuffed Zucchinis

Beans are one of those super foods that, when you include it in your diet, really makes a difference in your health. [...]

Risotto with Ayocote Beans and Beans in Pre-Colombian Mexico

Risotto with Ayocote Beans and Beans in Pre-Colombian Mexico

There's evidence that beans were a fundamental part in the diet of pre-Colombian civilizations. They[re still a very important part in Mexico and they can be used in many different ways, such as this risotto dish. [...]

An Introduction to Beans

An Introduction to Beans

The word beans applies to edible seeds from several different plants. This series of articles will focus on the beans cultivated in Mesoamerica and other parts of the Americas, their importance for the diet of old [...]

Maize – A recap

Maize – A recap

Learning more about maize (corn) for the last several weeks has been an exciting journey for me. I hope my readers enjoyed it as well. [...]

Pozole and Mexico City’s Best Kept Secret

Pozole and Mexico City’s Best Kept Secret

Pozole is a ceremonial dish made with cacahuazintle corn and served with pork or chicken. It's a stew, or soup, that has been served in Mexico for thousands of years. [...]

Sin Maíz No Hay País

Sin Maíz No Hay País

Sin maiz no hay pais (whitout corn there is no country) is a campaign in Mexico that aims to educate people about the threats this crop, the most important for Mexican cuisine and culture, faces due [...]

Nixtamal and Tortillas

Nixtamal and Tortillas

Nixtamalization is the process to cook corn in lime water. This technology has been around for thousands of years and it's been very important in the Mexican diet. [...]