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Traditions & Culture

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

When I had the website redesigned and relaunched it, I decided that it would fulfill the promise of being a resource “for lovers of Mexican food and culture” and exemplify the meaning of my tagline: “Alone one cannot share life.” …

La Candelaria (Candlemas Day)

La Candelaria (Candlemas Day)

When I was doing research for my book, “Food from my Heart,” I uncharacteristically made a trip to Oaxaca in the winter. On every visit to this magical place that is my spiritual home, my first stop is the Benito…

Guanajuato – The City

Guanajuato – The City

Someone asked me about Guanajuato yesterday.  I am happy to share this memory. During your stay in San Miguel de Allende, do yourself a favor and take a side trip to Guanajuato, this jewel of a city about 1 1/2…

Lenten Dishes

Lenten Dishes

Most  fish and vegetable dishes can be served during Lent but certain dishes are traditional such as these, The most popular are red chile enchiladas and cheese-stuffed chile rellenos.  I am giving you step-by-step directions for making enchilada de chorro,…

Meeting my idol or heroine Teresa Castello de Yturbide

Meeting my idol or heroine Teresa Castello de Yturbide

The first serious, scholarly yet appealing book I bought or was given was a book on Pre-Hispanic ingredients called La Presencia de la Comida Prehispanica, written by Teresa Castello Yturbide who,  I think is  a distant relative of the Emperor,…

La Candelaria in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz

La Candelaria in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz

Picture by Carlos Baizabal On September 17,  2010, Hurriccane Karl unleashed its fury, stirring  the waters of the mighty Papaloapan river to a feverish pitch and flooding the  picture-perfect, candy colored Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. The waist-high waters would not recede for 19…

Days of the Dead

Days of the Dead

I think if I could choose one event to dramatize the spirit of Mexican religion, it would be the Day of the Dead, or actually Days —  Los Dias de los Muertos, November l and 2. To begin with, I…