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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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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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A Birthday Dinner at Empellón Cocina

When we were seated for our 8PM reservation, my first thought was, “I hope I didn’t make a big mistake.” The room was very dark, the restaurant was mobbed and the noise loud. The environment wasn’t quite what I had [...]

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