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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…

Las Mercedes Restaurante – Guanajuato

Las Mercedes Restaurante – Guanajuato

The last time I was in Guanajuato, was about 30 years ago when I took food writer Suzanne Hamlin and her husband Ned, on a food tour of the only areas I then knew reasonably well.  What I did not…

Oaxaca Villages 1  Zaachila

Oaxaca Villages 1 Zaachila

Photos by Pedro Luis de Auuinaga One of the many charms of visiting Oaxaca city is visiting the surrounding villages.  Mostspecialize in a particular craft or product. the nearby town of  Zaachila has a curious specialty: wood for different kinds…

Guadalajara Revisited

Guadalajara Revisited

  Photo by Pedro Luis de Aguinaga Next week, I will be traveling to Guadalajara and environs for a family wedding.  The story below is  the sanitized and unedited manuscript version of my years of higher learning in Guadalajara. It…

Dallas Trip

Less than two weeks ago I got the invitation above from my dear longtime friend, Chef Stephan Pyles.Having done a performance art act myself last year, I thought that he was premiering some sort of show and I accepted his…

Dining in El Paso

Dining in El Paso

It used to be that there were only three things I had to eat on my infrequent trips to El Paso: A fire -grilled  Charcoaler hamburger with chile con carne, an order of Chico’s Tacos, and a Dairy Queen chocolate-dipped…

Cebiche Don Fernando

Cebiche Don Fernando

It wasn’t until our second to the last day that we were in Peru before I had Peru’s signature dish: cebiche or ceviche but then it was an embarrassment of riches. We  were being treated like royalty  and lavished with…

Gaston Acurio’s 18-course tasting menu

Gaston Acurio’s 18-course tasting menu

No doubt if you know me and my site you also know that I am not a fan of molecular or fusion food in general but my recent meal tracing the history of food in Peru through its ingredients at…

Cusco and impressions

Cusco and impressions

            I am not a religious person but I experienced two very different but profoundly exalting experiences in Peru that could be described as  deeply  spiritual. The first was Machu Picchu which I suppose everyone…

Peruvian food as I had hoped it would all be!

Peruvian food as I had hoped it would all be!

We finally had the kind of meal that I had expected to enjoy throughout my travels in Peru. One sparkling fresh ceviche came one after the other, exciting my palate and filling me with joy. The restaurant is Don Fernando…