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Yucatan style chaya empanadas: Empanadas de chaya Karen Hursh Graber

Here the chaya, a leafy green used throughout the Yucatan, is incorporated right into the corn dough, a common technique in this region. The chopped hard boiled egg filling is complemented by the chile... read more

Devil of a good time in Merida, Mexico's white city Jeffrey Steele

This former governor's mansion on Merida's toney Paseo del Montejo is now a museum.
© John McClelland, 2007
Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, is commanding growing attention for a number of reasons. An emerging hub of art, design and jewelry making, it's also a bastion of culinary flair, centered on its unique Yucatecan flavor fusion born of Spanish recipes and Mayan ingredients. Its central theaters are stunning jewels of architectural poetry, as well as settings for wondrous dance and concert performances.

Merida is also a convenient jumping off point for jaunts to ancient Mayan treasures like Chichen Itza, Kabah and Uxmal.

But it's Merida's after-dark energy that has me instantly enraptured... read more

Magnificent Maya ruins in Mexico Marvin West

El Castillo pyramid in Chichen Itza
On our first serious visit to Mexico, back in the old days, the touristy thing to do, after Cancun, was to catch a bus, take a tour, or rent a Volkswagen bug, drive to Chichen Itza and scale the magnificent pyramid, El Castillo, featured attraction at the most famous Maya ruins in the Yucatan. Back then, climbing the pyramid was permitted and it was an awesome experience. read more

Where Canadians are buying real estate in Mexico Chad Martin

It is no secret that Canadians love Mexico; for years, thousands of Canadians have been fleeing cold winters to the warm beaches and colonial towns of Mexico. Over the past few years, more and more Canadians have called Mexico their home.

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Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya Reviewed by Allan Cogan

This is the story about Jeanine Lee Kitchel and her husband, Paul, who made their first trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in 1985 and fell in love instantly with the place. They had visited various parts of Mexico before that and were quite taken with the country. But the Yucatan beaches were of a different order. read more

Yucatan State, Mexico - Resource page Mexconnect Staff

 Principal articles for the State of Yucatan, Mexico Click to interactive map of Yucatan State, Mexico - Touring Mexico's Yucatan Ruins - Touring the Yucatán by motorcycle - Where the Sky is ... read more

Jicama and mandarin orange salad: Ensalada xec Karen Hursh Graber

This refreshing Yucatecan-style salad uses winter fruit in season. It comes to us courtesy of Chef David Sterling of Merida's Los Dos cooking school. Ingredients 1 ½ pounds jicama,... read more

Interactive map of Yucatan, Mexico Tony Burton

Interactive map of Yucatan, Mexico: Merida, Valladolid, Chichen Itza read more

Honey: A sweet Maya legacy Karen Hursh Graber

The Maya people of the Yucatan have practiced beekeeping for thousands of years. The ancient Maya considered the bee to be a link to the spirit world, given to them by the bee god, Ah Muzen Cab. The honey was used as a sweetener, an antibiotic, and to make the fermented honey drink called balché, a ritual alcoholic beverage similar to the European mead. read more

Yucatán Style Baked Marinated Salmon: Salmón Pibil Karen Hursh Graber

Ingredients 2 banana leaves, passed over a flame to soften 2 pound piece salmon filet 1 brick achiote paste (100 grams, about 2 ounces) ¾ cup bitter orange juice (or use half sw... read more

Touring the Yucatan by motorcycle David Hammer

  "Ai-ee!" I yelled as the motorcycle flew into the air. We were riding double at 55 mph between Tulum and Playa del Carmen and I didn't see the sign for the elevated crosswalk ahead. My years of d... read more

Touring Mexico's Yucatan ruins David Hammer

We took an early morning ferry from Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen. The warm wind and sea spray felt good on our frost bitten faces, fresh from Northern California. We had previously toured the Mayan rui... read more

Yucatecan Baked Fish: Tikin-Xic Karen Hursh Graber

This visually appealing dish calls for achiote paste, a classic Yucatan spice paste made from the hard, orange seed of the annatto tree, blended with cumin, cloves and pepper. The market in Merida has ... read more

Did you know? Mayan architects built world's oldest sound recordings Tony Burton

The Pyramid of Kukulkan, Chichen Itza Photo by Tony Burton Modern sound recordings usually involve tiny disks which can hold dozens of tracks, specially designed to be easily portable an... read more

Cooking in the Yucatan: bright flavors and unique ingredients Karen Hursh Graber

One of the regions of Mexico most indelibly fixed in my mind is the Yucatan, probably because the sights, sounds, flavors and aromas are so sensual that they create truly visceral memories. When my hus... read more

The Books of Chilam Balam and the Trojan War of Yucatan Ronald A. Barnett ©

In writing of the Persian Wars, Herodotus, our earliest Greek historian of note, declared that his purpose in writing of the attempts by the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes to invade Greece was to ensu... read more

The Yucatan peninsula links Ron Mader

All regions in Mexico differ from each other, but some are profoundly different. The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the continent's newest territories, emerging from the sea roughly 60 million years ago a... read more

Henequen and its role in the Yucatan's shifting fortunes John McClelland

The Maya produced fibre from the henequen plant since the time of Christ. read more

Merida: fiery mistress, seductive city John McClelland

Merida is a most un-Mexican city. It feels more European; more reserved in a middle class sort of way. read more

Yucatan Fish Panuchos: Panuchos de Pescado Karen Hursh Graber

Combining the classic Yucatecan ingredients of achiote seasoning, black beans and pickled red onions, true panuchos need to be made with fresh tortillas that will inflate when placed on the comal or gr... read more

Mérida Theresa Braine

Much of the land comprising Mérida was once dotted with lavish haciendas where the henequen plant was grown. From henequen was produced a fiber called sisal, the main ingredient of twine.... read more

The cuisine of the Yucatan: a gastronomical tour of the Maya heartland Karen Hursh Graber

The Mexican state of Yucatan, located on the peninsula of the same name, is the home of one of the most distinctive regional cuisines in the country. A long tradition of fine dining, going back to the ... read more
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