Latest Articles

Salsa Borracha
By: Ben - 17 March 2012 - 15 Comments

Salsa borracha or drunken salsa is traditionally made with pasilla peppers and pulque. However, the pre-Hispanic drink can be substituted with beer. [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Chinampas
By: Ben - 14 March 2012 - 7 Comments

Last Saturday I went with a group of friends to a tour of las chinampas, floating gardens and farms, in Xochimilco. The tour is offered by De La Chinampa, a company that connects consumers [...]

Maize – A recap
By: Ben - 09 March 2012 - 7 Comments

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
By: Ben - 08 March 2012 - 12 Comments

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
By: Ben - 06 March 2012 - 6 Comments

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, [...]

Squash Blossom and Corn Soup
By: Ben - 02 March 2012 - 15 Comments

A delicious soup using two very Mexican ingredients: squash flowers and corn. [...]

Nixtamal and Tortillas
By: Ben - 29 February 2012 - 13 Comments

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. [...]

Corn in Pre-Hispanic Mexico
By: Ben - 27 February 2012 - 10 Comments

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. [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Pasteleria Ideal
By: Ben - 15 February 2012 - 11 Comments

One of my favorite places in the city for people watching and great bread. [...]

Some past articles

Salsa Borracha

Salsa Borracha

March 17, 2012
Breakfast Calzone

Breakfast Calzone

October 31, 2008
Danish Braid

Danish Braid

June 29, 2008