Archive for 'Mexico: Food and Traditions'

A World of Tacos

A World of Tacos

In Mexico, taco is more than a simple dish. Taco is a verb (taquear literally means to taco), a way to eat. [...]

Corn in Pre-Hispanic Mexico

Corn in Pre-Hispanic Mexico

Corn was an important part of the religious, social and cultural life of pre-Hispanic civilizations. Today, corn is still a very important part of Mexican life. [...]

Dia de la Candelaria – A celebration of corn

Dia de la Candelaria – A celebration of corn

Dia de la candelaria, or candlemas, marks the end of the Christmas celebrations in Mexico and we celebrate it with tamales. [...]

Fondas

Fondas

Fonda in Mexico refers to a small family restaurant where the owners do most of the work, cooking, waiting tables, cleaning, purchasing ingredients, etc. This kind of restaurant is very popular for comida corrida, a lunch [...]

Chiles en nogada at Azul Condesa

Chiles en nogada at Azul Condesa

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 it. The most interesting thing about this dish is that [...]

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 [...]

Traditional Mexican Food: A World Cultural Heritage

Traditional Mexican Food: A World Cultural Heritage

Traditional Mexican cuisine is a comprehensive cultural model comprising farming, ritual practices, age-old skills, culinary techniques and ancestral community customs and manners. [...]

Tamalada (Tamal Party)

Tamalada (Tamal Party)

Tamales are an staple food in Mexico. I made 8 different kinds for this Foodbuzz event. [...]

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010

2011 will be a better year, I can feel that. So I wish you all a happy and delicious New Year and Buen Provecho! [...]

Day of the Dead in Coyoacan

Day of the Dead in Coyoacan

One of the most colorful and important celebrations in Mexico is the Day of the Dead. Here are some pictures I took in Coyoacan for this year's celebrations. [...]