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Cooking Mexican, Diana Kennedy, Green Rice and Fish Tacos

Thursday we had a friend visiting from London and I needed to make an impromptu dinner, Mexican food came to mind as there isn’t a lot of Mexican food in London.  I love fish tacos and am always excited to try new ways … Continue reading

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Mescal Margaritas

I promise this will be the last Mexican themed post for a while.  Oaxaca is where Mescal is grown and made and dearly loved, so much so they offer it when ever you sit down at a meal (breakfast was … Continue reading

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Eating Grasshoppers

Chapulines (Grasshoppers) are a common food stuff in Oaxaca usually served as a condiment in tortillas and tacos.  They come in various sizes and depending on where you eat the they are served in what you ordered or left in a … Continue reading

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Nebbiolo – from Mexico

Yes you read that correctly.  On my second night Oaxaca I went to the famed Casa Oaxaca restaurant.  The chef Alejandro Ruiz  got his start at the hotel of the same name where I was staying, but got so successful … Continue reading

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Salsa at the Table

At both the Casa Oaxaca restaurants  salsa was made at the table, with all the ingredients carefully explained. I was always and asked how “Caliente” I would like it.  I always said mucho Caliente, but it was never made crazy hot like … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad: Oaxaca at Night

Oaxaca at night has a kind of eery feel, the streets are lit with bright lights highlighting a   lonely food vendor or a Wedding that just happens along.  Something about these pictures made me think about Christmas Eve and … Continue reading

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Tlacolula Sunday Market: Part 2

I think this was my favorite thing at the market, we turned the corner into a large hall filled with bread and baked goods, this gaudy tray of wonder greeted us, I asked my guide what it was:  Clown Bread, … Continue reading

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