Portuguese sauce gained its name due to reports it was originally from Macau, which was then a Portuguese colony. As with many traditional recipes the variations are common and often produce excellent alternatives. This is one great recipe for the famed Portuguese sauce. It is a colorful sauce which will add visual appeal to your […]
If you’re planning a traditional Mexican wedding or want to know what to expect when attending one, here are a list of Mexican wedding traditions and their meanings. Many are influenced by Roman Catholic beliefs introduced by the Spanish, but have been mixed with the traditions of the native Aztecs.
Why Does Guacamole Turn Brown? Like apples, avocados have an enzyme that reacts with oxygen in a process called oxidation. Luckily that means the part of the avocado directly below the surface is protected from oxidation. That’s why if you’re storing your guacamole in the fridge, you can usually scrape off the brown layer on top […]
They say variety is the spice of life, which is why you probably don’t order the same thing from the same restaurant again and again. It is also why you try new products, buy new ingredients, and use new recipes. Why should it be any different with your Thanksgiving meal? It’s time to take a […]
The Day of the Dead is right around the corner. This Mexican celebration takes place November 1st through the 2nd. During the Day of the Dead festivals in Mexico, families celebrate and welcome the deceased into their homes. They decorate alters and grave sites with food, flowers, alcohol, trinkets, and sugar skulls. These gifts are […]
If you’re interested in Mexican culture, here’s a mix of interesting and practical tips that could enrich your visit.
The origin of the fajita is traced back to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas during the 1930s. Fajitas were created by Mexican ranch workers who received skirt stake as part of their pay. They would cook the skirt steak on a fire or grill, then wrap it in a flour tortilla.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and some of us might not recognize that it is actually an international holiday. Have you ever wondered how other countries celebrate Dad’s special day? In Mexico, just like all other “fiestas” and holidays, they celebrate Father’s Day on a more festival scale then we do here in the States. […]
Every year, on the fifth of May, both Mexicans and Americans celebrate the holiday that has been dubbed Cinco de Mayo.
Mexico is well-known for its hot peppers. While a majority of Mexican cuisine tends to incorporate milder peppers, there’s no reason that one shouldn’t make use of hot peppers when spiciness is desired. And what better way to make use of all of those jalapenos, habaneros, and chili peppers than to put them in your […]