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A comer o cenar en Guadalajara

A comer o cenar en Guadalajara

A comer (o cenar!) en Guadalajara Por Pedro Luis de Aguinaga Nunca antes Guadalajara había tenido tantos restoranes y tampoco había ofrecido la variedad de cocinas que en la actualidad, cuando ha llegado a más de los 4 millones de…

Singing, Eating and Shopping in Tlaquepaque

Singing, Eating and Shopping in Tlaquepaque

Like cooking, singing is my therapy.  I do both when I’m  happy, when I’m blue, to relax when I am anxious, to forget things that are bothering me but I can’t do anything about.  When I cook, I’m making an…

Where can I eat in Guadalajara?

Where can I eat in Guadalajara?

  A reader recently wrote, referring to my comments that I had only eaten on the street or in homes during my recent trip to Guadalajara,  said that she knew no one in there  so eating at someone’s home was…

The Best Things I Ate in Guadalajara

The Best Things I Ate in Guadalajara

No matter where I go in the world, my first stop is always at the market.  A visit  there tells me much about the place–what there is to eat,  the local arts and crafts, and the general personality of the…

Luxuriating in the Villa Ganz Guadalajara

Luxuriating in the Villa Ganz Guadalajara

I arrived in Guadalajara for my bus man’s holiday in dramatic fashion — in a wheel chair, my leg in an air cast propped up on my computer bag, my only addiction being the need to stay connected at all…

The 10 best tacos in Mexico City

In my endless quest of eateries to recommend in Mexico City, I asked Raul Zorrilla, the Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute to give me his list. He opted to give me his 10 favorite tacos and his mouth literally…

Feast of St. Christopher – Fiesta de San Cristobal

Feast of St. Christopher – Fiesta de San Cristobal

The first fiesta de pueblo, town feast, I attended was in 1985 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. I have come at the time of a major local festival, the feast of the city’s patron, St. Christopher. The celebration…

Ixtapan de la Sal

Ixtapan de la Sal

I was around 16 years old when my parents first took us to the spa at Ixtapan de la Sal in the State of Mexico. It is not to far from Mexico City and about 2 hours from Toluca where…

The Seafood of Veracruz

The Seafood of Veracruz

The Seafood of Veracruz By Zarela Martinez Los Angeles Times October 21, 1998 in print edition H-1 For the first 12 years of my life, the only fish I ever ate were frozen haddock filets at Luby’s Cafeteria in El…