Category Archives: Mesamerica

Mesamerica 2012 -An Exploration of Mexican Cooking

Most people in the United States have no clue about how truly wonderful Mexican cooking and food are. Sure, there is plenty of love for tacos, burritos and guacamole and a few other Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, but Mexican food [...]

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Paxia – Daniel Ovadía’s Passionate Paean to Mexico

On the second day of the inaugural Mesamerica Congress in Mexico City in July, the ambitious and talented young chef Daniel Ovadía gave his presentation on using traditional Mexican ingredients in new ways. His approach was heartfelt and artistic, but the most emotional [...]

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Amaranta – Terrific in Toluca

Who says fusion cooking is bad? Anyone who thinks that has never experienced the cooking and foods of Mexico. Mexican cuisine is a glorious example of how wonderful fusion can be when given enough time, ingenuity and skill to make [...]

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Bringing the Sea to Mexico City – Part 2: MeroToro

Chef Jair Telléz already had a successful restaurant, Laja, in a small village in the Valle de Guadalupe (Mexico’s premiere wine region) just outside of Ensenada – when he was lured to the major metropolis of Mexico City by Gabriela [...]

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Bringing the Sea to Mexico City – Part 1: Contramar

Mexico City may be landlocked, but Mexico has plenty of coastline and wonderful seafood. Much of the very best of it comes to two related restaurants in Mexico City – Contramar and MeroToro, both owned by the lovely Gabriela Cámara, [...]

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Pujol – Mexican Magic

It was six years ago this past March that I first ate at Restaurante Pujol, Chef Enrique Olvera’s modern Mexican restaurant in Mexico City. I was there with Rick Bayless, Marilyn Tausend and a small group of travelers from the Culinary [...]

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Mexico City’s Mercado San Juan With Chef Christopher Kostow – A Slide Show

One highlight amongst many from my recent trip to Mexico was touring the Mercado San Juan with Chef Christopher Kostow of the Michelin three star Restaurant at Meadowood in the Napa Valley, Lucky Peach’s Managing Editor Rachel Khong, Adriana Gomez [...]

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Sunday Photo – Paletas La Michoacana

I had never had a paleta, a fact that Cristina Potters of the sensational, award-winning food blog Mexico Cooks who knows a thing or two about paletas, was determined to correct. On the final day of the Mesamerica congress in Mexico [...]

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The Moles of Puebla – A Conversation With Chef Liz Galicia

Few dishes in Mexico are more legendary than Mole and  Mole Poblano may be the most famous of all. Chef Liz Galicia of Puebla’s El Mural de Los Poblanos has quickly developed a reputation as an ardent student of moles [...]

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The Markets of Mexico – Puebla’s El Mercado de la Acocota

El Mercado de la Acocota is situated in an old working class neighborhood just off the center of old colonial Puebla. I was taken there by Rebecca Smith Hurd as part of her walking tour of Poblano street food to [...]

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