Hidalgo

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Cornish Meat Pies: Pasteles de Carne

Although undoubtedly made without chile in their native Cornwall, these tasty, filling meat pies have been mexicanized in translation, usually with the addition of serrano chiles, either canned in vinaigrette or fresh. Some cooks incorporate cream cheese into the dough, but the filling is so rich, the pastes do nicely without the extra fat and calories. Ingredients: […]

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Hidalgo Style Fava Bean Soup: Caldo de Habas Estilo de Hidalgo

Although fresh fava beans appear only in springtime in the markets of Central Mexico, the dried versions are available throughout the year and cook much more quickly than other dried beans. I gave a recipe for a Puebla style fava bean soup in the November 2003 issue of Mexico Connect, but this one differs in its use […]

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Spiced Lamb Steamed in Maguey Leaves: Mixiotes de Carnero

Mixiotes de carnero are a specialty of the central Mexican states of Puebla, Tlaxcala and Hidalgo. They are flavored with two of the most distinctively Mexican of leaves: avocado leaves, which are enclosed with the meat, and pencas de maguey – the inner layer of maguey leaves – used to wrap the meat. Mixiote wrappers- papel para mixiotes – may be used to wrap […]

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Mexican pineapple, apple, orange and coconut marmalade

Mixed fruit marmalades are popular in Hidalgo, served with all manner of cakes and breads. This recipe for Mexican pineapple, apple, orange and coconut marmalade is adapted from CONACULTA’s La Cocina Familiar en el Estado de Hidalgo. Ingredients 1 pound fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and finely chopped 1 pound apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped juice […]

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Pollo en Pulque

Ahora que el pulque se vende en latas, es más accesible para las personas fuera de las regiones que producen pulque, pero cerveza diluida puede ser un sustituto en esta receta. Esta nutritiva sopa es un platillo principal en vez de una entrada. Ingredientes 8 piernas y 8 muslos de pollo ¼ de taza de […]

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Mexican chicken in pulque broth: Pollo en pulque

Now that pulque is sold in cans, it is more accessible to people outside the pulque producing regions, but diluted beer can be substituted and the recipe is written to be used with either one. This hearty Mexican chicken in pulque broth soup is a main course rather than a first course. Ingredients 8 chicken […]

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Pastes – Pasteles de Carne

Aunque sin duda se hacen sin chile en su nativo Cornualles, éstos sabrosos pasteles de carne han sido mexicanizados, por lo general con la adición de chile serrano, enlatados en escabeche o frescos. Algunos cocineros incorporan queso crema a la masa, pero el relleno es muy rico y la pasta muy buena sin las calorías […]

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La Cocina de Hidalgo: Nace de Diversos Climas y Culturas

Mexican Kitchen A lo largo de los años, hemos viajado por carretera desde México a diferentes partes de los Estados Unidos. Las rutas varían, y algunas son más escénicas que otras. Uno de los viajes más bonitos pasó por el estado de Hidalgo, en el norte de México central. Ahí, los paisajes todavía asemejan al […]

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Mermelada de piña, manzana, naranja y coco

Las mermeladas de frutas mezcladas son populares en Hidalgo, y se sirven de todas las maneras posibles sobre pasteles y pan. Ésta receta está adaptada de La Cocina Familiar en el Estado de Hidalgode CONACULTA. Ingredientes 1 libra de piña fresca, pelada, sin el corazón y finamente picada 1 libra de manzanas, peladas, sin corazón y […]

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Caldo de Habas Estilo Hidalgo

Aunque las habas frescas solo aparecen en los mercados del centro de México durante la primavera, la versión seca está disponible todo el año y se cuece en menos tiempo que otros frijoles secos. Publiqué una receta para sopa de habas al estilo de Puebla en la edición de noviembre del 2003 de México Connect, […]

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Puente (bridge) de Xico In the area around Jalapa, Veracruz, 1920 Photography by Hugo Brehme

Out of Mexico’s past: Photographs that speak volumes (Hugo Brehme and others)

Anyone out there on the information highway heard of an American photographer named North? Worked in Mexico, made dozens of daguerreotypes of the cities, churches and countryside circa mid-1800s? Gina Rodriguez would like to know. The young photography historian, resident research expert of the INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) Fototeca – the national […]

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The Cuisine of Hidalgo: Spanning Climates and Cultures

Over the years, on road trips from Central Mexico to various parts of the U.S., we have explored different routes, some more scenic than others. One of the most unforgettable included the state of Hidalgo, in north central Mexico, where a great deal of the countryside still resembles the beautiful Mexican calendar art of the […]

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Miel de maguey: an ancient Mexican sweetener brings hope

Miel de maguey: an ancient Mexican sweetener brings hope to modern villagers

Reading the recent MexConnect article Tears of the maguey: Is pulque really a dying tradition? brought me to the realization that here in Cholula, many of the pulquerías (pulque bars) have slowly and quietly vanished, and only two or three remain. While nobody was sorry about the closing of the one near the elementary school, where the kids […]

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Map of Hidalgo

Map of Hidalgo

Map of Hidalgo Map of Hidalgo SCT, 1999.

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Venta Prieta, Hidalgo

Posted by M R Davis on January 16, 1998 I’m interested in information on the small “native” Jewish community in Venta Prieta, Hgo. (just outside of Pachuca) and would be grateful for anything that anyone might know about it. Posted by Brian J. Larkin on January 17, 1998 There is a useful and informative site […]

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TAGS – States, Regions, Cities

Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México (State of), México City, D.F., Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatán, Zacatecas,

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Did you know? Thousands of Mexico’s students receive classes by TV

Mexico’s pioneering “telesecundaria” or “television secondary school” system began back in 1968. It now provides junior high school classes in remote areas, serving about one million students in grades 7 to 9, 17% of the total nationwide enrolment in these grades. Many of the telesecundaria lessons are now available on the Internet, and before long, […]

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