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Sunday December 17 2017

Food & Wine
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Food & Restaurants in San Miguel Allende

There are many wonderful restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, that marvelous Colonial city nestled in the Guanajuato Mountains north of Mexico City. But my favorite is the one owned by Dona Meche, with its cracked linoleum floors, its stone archways and its comal (a flat griddle), set in the front entrance so that people walking by can watch Meche...

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The Mennonite Kitchens of Chihuahua

For most Mexicans, the Mennonites are tall, light-skinned people, dressed in overalls, who produce their famous cheese. They are seen in several Mexican cities, including the capital, selling their cheese, butter and cookies from grocery carts to eager buyers. But where do they come from and how do they live? The Mennonites are a religious grou...

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H Restaurant

Family and Tradition are the two words, which come to mind when one thinks of H Restaurant in San Jose Del Cabo. Chef Luis Herrera Thatcher is following in the footsteps of his esteemed father Luis Herrera Blanc who was one of the founding members of Grupo Anderson, originators of well-known Senor Frog’s, Carlos & Charlie’s and other popular Me...

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Alcaravea Gourmet

Nestled up a side street in downtown in Cabo San Lucas is one of the funkiest restaurants that you will ever find...Alcaravea Gourmet offers Mediterranean-style dishes, which are the best I have ever tasted! Judging by the full reservation list and happy diners, I am not alone in this opinion. Chef Enrique Diaz Gerard has created a slice of Italy w...

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Demystifying Mole, México’s National Dish

Although Mexicans living in the United States than in México, the May 5th holiday commemorating the 1862 Battle of Puebla, celebrate Cinco de Mayo, with much more fervor, one exception is the state of Puebla, and especially the city of Puebla itself. Here the poblanos stage a grand parade every year, followed by a reenactment of the battle on the ...

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Puerta Vieja: Do you ever wonder about what was happening in 1860?

Few of us likely do but just in case someone asks, here are some of the events... Abraham Lincoln was elected President, the Pony Express began, Louis Pasteur developed pasteurization, and the Old Door which graces the entrance to Puerta Vieja was built in India. That sure was a long time ago so just think of all the history which has occurred sin...

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Los Cabos Winery

“Have you ever dined in a cave surrounded by oak barrels of wine being aged before your eyes?” If not, you are in for a unique experience when you visit the Los Cabos Winery in Cabo San Lucas, BCS. Allow me to introduce Robert Turnage whose vision and passion for wine has created a food & entertainment emporium in a rustic location of Cabo. ...

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Queretaro Cuisine, and its Famous Enchiladas

My first morning in Queretaro, about a 90 minute drive north of Mexico City, I walked along the cobblestone streets in the city’s historic center to the fairy tale castle-like La Casa de la Marquesa, once a private home built in the 1756, now a restaurant and hotel. The menu reflects the vast citrus groves, ranches, cactus and cornfields that ar...

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Baja Brewing Company

When you travel, do you ask to taste local beers? I sure do and in Mexico, the usual choices are Corona or Pacifico. Well, not any more as the Baja Brewing Company has opened the first brew pub and microbrewery in Baja Sur. With locations in San Jose Del Cabo (where the beer is brewed) and atop the Cabo Villas Resort in Cabo San Lucas, the BBC off...

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Dining in Yaxche Playa del Carmen

The last few times I've been in Riviera Maya, I've seen a lot of fire dancing. I figured it was a Yucatan/Mayan type of cultural thing and was asked my friend Adriana Arriola Moya who lives in Playa del Carmen about the significance of the dancers -- usually men dressed in feathers with painted faces who play with fire and sometimes walk on it as ...

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