Tag 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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Chile – A Land of the Exotic and the Familiar – An Overview

Chile, the country, first came to my attention a couple of years ago when I saw Rodolfo Guzman of the Santiago restaurant Boragó speak at the StarChefs ICC. His presentation which featured ingredients indigenous to the country and totally unknown […]

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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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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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Cucharamama – Maricel Presilla’s South American Shining Star

Cucharamama is not a large restaurant. Neither is Zafra, 2012 JBF Best Chef Atlantic winner Maricel Presilla‘s other restaurant located a block away in Hoboken, NJ, but her cooking packs a large punch of flavor – flavor that is well […]

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