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Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Photograph www.michaelsofronski.com   It’s too bad that Frank Bruni discover this recipe for this marvelous meatloaf before  publishing his book on the subject. No one can say that this meat loaf is boring!  It absolutely explodes with intense flavors, including…

The African Face of Veracruz

The African Face of Veracruz

  This picture features two ingredients usually associated with Afro-Mexican cooking: Peanuts in the Salsa Macha  and plantain here sliced paper-thin and fried into chips called mariquitas.   It’s hard to believe that I have only been back to Veracruz…

Mexican Food: Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Ajijic, Jalisco

Mexican Food: Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Ajijic, Jalisco

The greatest and most unexpected surprise I have had on this trip is that I  have discovered some modern Mexican food that is exciting and innovative yet real and  flavorful, unlike the precious, contrived , forgettable dishes I’ve had at…

Visiting and Tasting Queretaro Mexico

Visiting and Tasting Queretaro Mexico

All photos by Pedro Luis de Aguinaga See some more photos here.  More to come For years my friends Jim Dickson and William Garcia have been raving about Querétaro and for one reason or another, I had never made it…

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…

Oaxaca Revisited

Oaxaca Revisited

Jade head from tomb number 7 in Monte Alban   A lot of my friends arre going to Oaxaca to celebrate my dear friend Vira Vallejo’s birthday.  It’s  a particularly exciting (and expensive) time to go because the Guelazguetza festival…

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende

  Many friends and other people I know are in San Miguel de Allende now and people are curious and asking questions, so I am reposting this. It was dusk in San Miguel Allende and traffic was stopped by a…