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Immigrant cooking in Mexico: The Mennonite kitchens of Chihuahua Karen Hursh Graber

In recent years, immigration has become a topic of intense focus, not only in the United States and Mexico, but worldwide. Although generally seen as a political question, there is no doubt that the mo... read more

On the trail of lost art works in Chihuahua Joseph A. Serbaroli, Jr.

Several years ago, I traveled to Chihuahua to find artworks that were painted by my grandfather, the artist Ettore Serbaroli (1881 - 1951). We brought along some old photographs of ceiling murals that we were looking to find. Instead, what we discovered was an entire chapel that Serbaroli decorated in 1910. On the other hand, the ceiling murals in our old brown photographs had eluded us.... read more

Russian-Mexican beef soup: Caldo ruso de res Karen Hursh Graber

Russian-Mexican beef soup is obviously a holdover from the Mennonites' days as grain farmers in the Ukraine, with the distinctly Mexican additions of chile and tomato. The original recipe calls for the... read more

The Battle of Casas Grandes: My grandfather's memories of the Mexican Revolution Sylvia Brenner

On November 20, Mexico celebrates the anniversary of the 1910 Revolution. This is a first-hand story from the memories of a Columbus judge whose grandfather died in the first battle. The Mexican Revolution continues to reverberate after 100 years. read more

Paradise Valley Reviewed by James Tipton

"Paradise Valley — five thousand acres of prime, flat, fertile farmland nestled in the Sierra Madre of northeastern Mexico, only a hundred miles from the American border."
Inspired by actual events, several Amish families — finding new state laws impossible to live under because they undermined their faith and way of life — set off in 1922 to begin a new life in Mexico. read more

Discovering Clues to the Legacy of a Mexican Poet: Manuel Rocha y Chabre Joseph A. Serbaroli, Jr.

Several years ago, I was rummaging through a box of family photos with my dad, when he showed me an old, yellowing image of his mother from 1908. He told me it was taken in Mexico at the wedding of her cousin, the poet and playwright Manuel Rocha y Chabre. read more

The state of Chihuahua, Mexico: resource page Mexconnect Staff

Chihuahua is a land of magnificent scenery — mountains, canyons, deserts and fresh, clean, clear air. Its spectacular canyons are the biggest in North America. Within the canyons are beautiful waterfalls, one of which is the highest in Mexico. Chihuahua also contains fertile valleys — orchards and cropfields that were coaxed from the desert by the persistence of hardworking, warm, and loyal people. read more

A quest for hidden treasure in Chihuahua Joseph A. Serbaroli, Jr.

You might say that it all began on an ordinary day in New York - the treasure hunt, that is. My 23 year old daughter Elise was just back from Spain where she had been teaching English to grade school s... read more

Did you know? Chihuahua caves house the world's largest crystals Tony Burton

The world’s largest natural crystals (of selenite, said to enhance sex drive) have been discovered in caverns in Chihuahua. Early in 2001, news emerged of a truly extraordinary discovery in caver... read more

Indigenous Chihuahua: a story of war and assimilation John P. Schmal

Several million Americans look to the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua as their ancestral homeland. Chihuahua - with a total of 245,945 square kilometers within its boundaries - is the largest state... read more

Chihuahua City, Pancho Villa and Parral de Hidalgo Tony Burton

Click for interactive map Chihuahua, the state capital, is not a particularly tourist-oriented town but it is virtually inevitable that travelers seeking to explore the inner recesses of the state ... read more

Grilled Chihuahua style leg of lamb: Pierna de cordero a la parilla Karen Hursh Graber

This northern Mexican recipe, which typifies the outdoor cooking characteristic of the region, is adapted from Larousse de la Cocina Mexicana by Alicia Gironelli. One end of a leg of lamb is thicker th... read more

Juan Quezada Reviewed by James Tipton

As told to Shelley Dale by Juan Quezada Illustrated by Shelley Dale Norman Books (Santa Monica, CA 90403)   Juan Quezada with his wife Gu... read more

The vibrant voyages of Mexican artist Hector Ramirez Erin Cassin

Drenched in color, the paintings of Chihuahua artist H. Ramírez pulse with energy and emotion. These elements form the core of Ramírez's work; his very brushstrokes are informed by the artist's inner sentiments.

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Ojo Del Lago - The Tarahumaras: And Endangered Species Shep Lenchek

Never conquered by the Aztecs and despite being defeated by Mexican armies, the Tarahumaras still consider themselves an independant nation. So strong is this conviction that in the Fifties they more t... read more

Sweet and sour tomatillo conserve: Tomates verdes encurtidos Karen Hursh Graber

Visually, these remind me of the pickled green tomatoes that are nearly always on the table in New York's kosher delis. But the sweet-and-sour vinaigrette, with the addition of green chiles, makes them... read more

Chihuahua Mennonite meatball soup: Caldo de albondigas Karen Hursh Graber

This meat-and-potatoes soup, along with a salad and bread or bolillos, could easily serve as a main meal. A friend who has to watch cholesterol makes the meatballs with ground chicken and uses half ... read more

Painting poetry: Mexican artist Veronica Leiton Erin Cassin

"I firmly believe that the work should speak for itself. It alone will reflect what one as an artist thinks and feels." read more

The Dark Side of the Dream by Alejandro Grattan-Dominguez Reviewed by Allan Cogan

The story begins in 1941, at the time America went to war with Japan and Germany. It concerns the Salazar family, poor farmers in Chihuahua. The grandfather, Sebastian, knows he is dying and he advises the family to move to the United States. He reasons that because of the war the Americans will want lots of people to work in their country as their men go off to fight. Their farm is a ruin. Only expensive fertilizer could bring it back to life. And they don't have any money. read more
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