Morelos: land of culinary contrasts

The Mexican state of Morelos, although diminutive in size, boasts an impressively large cultural amalgam. Long before Europeans arrived and settled in Cuernavaca and Tepoztlan, now upscale resort areas, groups from many parts of Mexico found their way to this area of natural springs and a nearly perfect climate. The Olmec presence in Chalcatzingo in […]

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The state of Morelos is part of the Central Highlands Region of Mexico, along with the states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico (State of), Mexico City, Puebla, Querétaro and Tlaxcala. The state of Morelos is Mexico’s second smallest in land area (after Tlaxcala) but has a high density of population. The state capital is the historic […]

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Regional Cuisines Of Guerrero: From Beaches to Mountains

This seems like a good time of year to talk about the culinary specialties of Guerrero, the Mexican state whose coastline is home to some of the country’s most popular winter resorts, including Acapulco and Zihuatenejo. Chilly northerners flock to their beaches to enjoy sunbathing, water sports, and the area’s abundant seafood. But although the […]

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Oyster Mushroom Frittata: Tortilla de Huevo con Cazahuates

Cazahuatenanacatl is the Nahuatl name for oyster mushrooms. While these delicious, meaty mushrooms may be difficult to pronounce in Nahuatl, they are very easy to eat in a variety of dishes. The following, nearly identical to an Italian frittata, is from the CONACULTA collection of nahua recipes. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil […]

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Jalisco's traditional sopes © Daniel Wheeler, 2010

The cuisine of Jalisco: la cocina tapatia

If there is one state that can be considered quintessentially Mexican, it is Jalisco. Home of mariachis, tequila, famous regional dances and equally well-known culinary specialties, Jalisco is at the heart of the country’s culture and contributes significantly to its cuisine. Located in Western Mexico, bordering on the Pacific Ocean to the west, and surrounded […]

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Refreshing Mexican lime leaf drink: Agua con hojas de limon

Since lime trees are so abundant in central and southern México, it’s no surprise that good use is made of the leaves as well as the fruit. The following agua, or fruit drink, is probably one of the cheapest and best drinks in the country and perfect for anyone with access to a lime tree. The amount […]

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Mexico City

The state of Mexico City (formerly Mexico D.F.) is part of the Central Highlands Region of Mexico, along with the states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo, State of México, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro and Tlaxcala. The state of Mexico City is home to more than 14 million people. (The Mexico City Metropolitan Area extends into neighboring states and […]

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