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Peruvian Dried Potato Stew

Peruvian Dried Potato Stew

    Want to try something with completely different textures and flavor combinations.  It’ll either blow your mind or not. For our Peruvian dinner last night we cooked with recipes from Saveur Peruvian Cooking section except for this traditional dried…

Breakfast in Xico, Veracruz, Mexico

Breakfast in Xico, Veracruz, Mexico

  Jan, the catrina veracruzana, me and Manolo One of the things that I learned on this trip is that Veracruzans, as in other parts of Mexico, breakfast is still the most popular meal to eat out. At 8:00 AM…

Gastronomic Tour of Veracruz, Mexico- Day 2

Gastronomic Tour of Veracruz, Mexico- Day 2

    The schedule for day 2 was just as packed as that of the day of our arrival and I realized that I would have to make some adjustments or either Jan or me, or both of us, were…

Villa Rica Seafood Restaurant in Veracruz

Villa Rica Seafood Restaurant in Veracruz

It was a cloudy day at Mocambo beach in El Puerto , light rain fell, mercifully relieving us of the scorching heat that usually prevails here, making our first  lunch in Veracruz even more pleasant.  We had an ocean-front table…

Veracruz Culinary Tour Breakfast Day 0ne

Veracruz Culinary Tour Breakfast Day 0ne

”   The trip started inauspiciously.  Our airplane was late into the port of Veracruz, our driver/guide was not there (today we found out that he thought that we were arriving at 10:30 AM not 10:30 at night.)  We had…

A private culinary tour of Veracruz and Oaxaca

A private culinary tour of Veracruz and Oaxaca

When I had finished writing The Food and Life of Oaxaca, I thought I’d never want to write another cookbook. Not only was I exhausted from the work of getting a complex book into print, but my heart and mind…

French Toast Custard Baked Martine Inn

French Toast Custard Baked Martine Inn

  This is not the least caloric French toast you will ever have but It is definitely worth it. 10 slices raisin bread 10 eggs, well beaten in large bowl 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 4 cups half-and-half…

Mashed Potatoes- Pure de Papas del Istmo

Mashed Potatoes- Pure de Papas del Istmo

    Ingredients before mixing.   When I visited the Isthmus of Tehuantepec at the season of parties accompanying local velas (saints’ day festivals), I found this vividly seasoned dish being served everywhere.  It also turned out to be one…