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Hotel Casa Real del Cafe, Coatepec, Veracruz

Hotel Casa Real del Cafe, Coatepec, Veracruz

  This year I  have traveled a lot and stayed in many hotels in Peru, California, and two states in Mexico,  Queretaro and Veracruz, and know exactly what makes a great hotel, for me at least.   I  would put…

Food crafts of Xico, Veracruz, Pueblo Magico

Food crafts of Xico, Veracruz, Pueblo Magico

My first taste of Xico was a crispy buñuelo, a fried “flour tortilla”  very lightly dusted with fine granulated sugar and topped with chicken that had  first been cooked  with  blackberry liqueur and then sauteed with garlic and onion and…

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…

Mole de Xico

Mole de Xico

Photo by Laurie Smith So many peopel have been asking for my mole recipe so I am reposting it. Okay!  Don’t get scared!  This mole is not as difficult as it would seem by the long headnote.  Break it up…