Vegetables

Asparagus = Esparragos Artichoke = Alcachofa Beets = Betabel Brussels sprouts = Colecitas de Bruselas Cabbage = Col Carrots = Zanahorias Cauliflower = Colifor Celery = Apio Chickpea = Garbanzo Corn = Elote, Maiz Cucumber = Pepino Dried beans = Frijoles Garlic = Ajo Green bean = Ejote Green pepper = Pimiento Verde Leek = […]

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Meats

Beef = Res Sirloin = Aguayon Chuck = Diezmillo Round steak = Pulpa Pork = Puerco Loin = Lomo de cerdo Spareribs = Costillitas Chops = Chuletas de puerco Smoked pork chops = Chuletas ahumadas Pigs feet = Manitas Lamb = Carnero Leg of lamb = Pierna de carnero Loin chops = Chuletas de carnero […]

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The Mexican Kitchen, Heart Of The Home: Part 2 – Cooking Techniques

Last month, the first part of this look at the Mexican kitchen focused on traditional utensils, primarily developed for the grinding and cooking of the Mesoamerican staple, corn. The modern appliances that perform the same basic functions were also described. This month, some essential techniques for the preparation of traditional Mexican dishes will be examined. […]

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Dining in the DF: food and drink in Mexico’s capital

Last month’s column focused on the gastronomy of the Estado de Mexico, the state that nearly surrounds Mexico’s capital. This month, we’ll take a look at the myriad dining experiences to be had in the capital itself, Mexico City, commonly known as “el D.F.”, short for Distrito Federal. The city has been a center of migration […]

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Fruits

Apple = Manzana Apricot = Chabacano Avocado = Aguacate Banana = Platano Blackberry = Zarzamora Cherry = Cereza Cranberry = Arandanos Date = Datil Fig = Higo Grape = Uva Grapefruit = Toronja Guava = Guayaba Lemon = Limon Amarillo Key Lime = Limon Orange = Naranja Peach = Durazno Pear = Pera Pineapple = […]

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Caimito or star apple is a regional fruit in the Valladolid area of the Yucatan, related to the mamey and other sapote species. It is used in ices and ice cream. — Caimito es una fruta regional del área de Valladolid en Yucatán, relacionada con el mamey y otras especies de sapote. Se utiliza para preparar hielos y nieves.

Exotic summer refreshment: a guide to Mexico’s tropical fruit

Mexico is blessed with an abundance of fresh tropical fruit. Beautifully arranged platters of fruit are served in restaurants, and disposable cups or bags of fruit on street corners. No matter how humble the setting, these street-corner offerings are always cut into attractively uniform strips or wedges and served with a squeeze of fresh lime […]

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