In Mexico, February 14th “El Dia Amor y la Amistad” has been embraced with much love and celebration. Mainly it’s because so many have called Spanish a love language, or because Spanish speakers are known for their willingness to display affection. Or perhaps, it’s because it represents a great love story and another opportunity to have a good time and celebrate with family, fun, food, and tradition. No matter the reason, Valentine’s Day has grown dramatically in popularity throughout the years, and is now a staple of the Mexican calendar.
Acapulco is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Mexico. On three sides of its beautiful bay the towering Sierra Madre del Sur mountains reach right down to the shoreline. A beautiful beach separates the deep blue water of the bay and the impressive sky-scraping hotels and office buildings. Acapulco has become a popular location and resort spot.
One of the best things about any party is the inevitable bowl of chips and the little containers of goodness surrounding it. In these containers is our favorite salsa dips. This little bowls might mild, spicy hot, green, black bean, avocado, fruit, or any of the many other variations of the delicious dip. If you go to a Mexican restaurant you will probably get more than your fair share of chips and salsa, and you’ll be glad you did.
As the calendar quickly motors through the month of October, many people shift their attention to the final day of the month. For Americans, this means focusing on Halloween, which brings forth ghosts, ghouls, witches, and candy. In Mexico, however, the end of the month brings forth a different holiday: Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
Tequila is fun; there are very few drinks quite as equipped to get a party started. But where does this party enhancer come from? It is easy to see those beautiful tequila bottles and not focus on how the magic fluid got in them, but everything has an origin in this world, and Mexican tequila is no different. So that being said, here is how tequila goes from the wild into your belly. [Read more…]
Although Mexico and the United States share a border of nearly 2,000 miles on the same continent, there are many differences between the two cultures that define and celebrate the heritage of each country. [Read more…]
It’s not really clear where exactly churros came from. The most common theory is that the Portuguese brought them to Europe from their trading trips to the orient. However, it’s also believed the Ming dynasty passed a law that sharing the secrets of the churros ways with foreigners was an offense punishable by death. Somehow the Portuguese were able to replicate the generally idea but never learned the Chinese technique for “pulling the dough.” Instead, they mold their churros in a star shape which is often seen today.
Interested in cooking an authentic Mexican dish? Start with an authentic foundation! Mexican Corn Tortillas can be paired with many traditional dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tortilla chips, and many other delicious options. This authentic Mexican corn tortilla recipe is a Mexican cuisine staple that will bring traditional Mexican culture into your home!
Tacos asadas, or steak tacos, are a tasty way to change up from the usual ground beef filling. Switching it up with steak adds a great source of protein as well as an opportunity for different flavors and seasonings. These Mexican steak tacos will add some juiciness and texture to your tacos and go well with some tortilla chips and salsa for a dinner party.
Everyone likes a tasty Mexican Soup. Whether it is a simple black bean soup, a Chicken-Tomatillo Chili, or the elegant sopa de chile ancho (pureed chiles with tortilla strips, julienned pasilla chile, a dash of crema, and a few pieces of avocado), Mexican soups are often incredibly satisfying and not too filling.