Category Archives: Mexico

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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Sunday Photo – Enrique Olvera

Mexican chef Enrique Olvera of the restaurant Pujol in Mexico City is one of my absolute favorite chefs anywhere. His cooking is clean, focused and pure of flavor. He has also managed to refine his native Mexican cuisine, while staying true to […]


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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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A Taste of Puebla – A Walking Tour of Poblano Street Food

Pelonas. Molotes. Cemitas. Tacos Arabes. Tacos al Pastor, Chalupas (no, no those taco Bell abominations). Camotes. Conchas. Most of these items are probably meaningless to most of the rest of the world, but in Puebla, they each have tremendous meaning. […]


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The Markets of Mexico – Mercado Municipal San Pedro Cholula

Mexico is an incredible country with remarkable culinary riches. These are often best seen and tasted in the local food markets. The colors are astounding as is the variety of produce. This market, El Mercado Municipal in San PedroCholula, just […]


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