Category Archives: Mesamerica

Many Happy Returns in Mexico City

When writing a restaurant and dining oriented food blog, the priority is to check out and write about new places. That is a mixed blessing. While it is a lot of fun to explore and experience new things, it means […]

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Mesamérica 2014 – More Perspectives on Food in Mexico – Day Two

It is difficult in any field to be the first presenter of the day, but when the presentation takes place at a major international culinary congress it is even more so. Chefs, culinary media and aficionados who attend also like […]

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Mesamérica 2014 – More Perspectives on Food in Mexico – Day One

Mexico City is many things. It is one of the largest cities in the world. It is sprawling, shaky from earthquakes, smoggy, grimy, crowded, intimidating, full of energy, vibrant, friendly, delicious and one of my favorite cities in the world. […]

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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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