Category Archives: Mexico

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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Travel Nightmares From AeroMexico – Airway Robbery

Anyone who might read this blog on a regular basis knows that I like to focus on the positive. I tend to write about what I really, really like. Typically, I don’t write negative reviews. There are exceptions, though, and […]


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The Docsconz 2014 Wish List

2013 was an unparalleled year for me in hitting restaurants on the top ten of my annual wish list. I managed to dine at a full 60% or 6 out of ten of them. Though I would love to return […]


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Mission Cantina – ¡Viva “El Bowien!”

Chef Danny Bowien has had the Midas touch when he turned to producing his version of Chinese food, first in San Francisco and then in New York City at his Mission Chinese Food Restaurants. He has now extended that touch to […]


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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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Sunday Photo – Guajillo Oil

This is so easy, but so good and so useful. Guajillos are tasty Mexican dried chiles that pack a moderate punch and a lot of flavor. The oil and the remaining residue are both useful ingredients adding sweet and spicy […]


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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2012

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For the past few years, at the end of each year,  I have composed a list of my favorite restaurant meals of of that year. Obviously, this is a totally subjective list based upon my experience at the time […]


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The Docsconz Top Ten Restaurant Dishes of 2012

2012 was another fabulous year of dining for me highlighted by trips to Italy and Mexico as well as visits through various parts of the United States. I ate very, very well. Here are the dishes that wowed me the […]


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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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