Mexico

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Eating and Drinking in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe

Did you know there’s a wine valley in Baja? In Valle de Guadalupe you’re sure to find good food and wine, beautiful views and probably at least one wrong turn down…

24 Hours in Morelia, the Coolest Mexican City Left Off the Tourist Map

“We’re still the place that people stop through on their way somewhere else,” said Antonio Guzman, the manager at Lu Cocina Michoacana. We’re sitting across from the plaza, having coffee…

5 Reasons To Love Lu Cocina Michoacana in Morelia

It’s rare that I’ll go twice to one restaurant when I only have 24 hours in a city, but Lu Cocina has the kind of menu that gave me FOMO…

To Quiroga, Home of Carnitas

While everyone has their opinion on where to get the best carnitas in Michoacán, Quiroga is widely acknowledged as the hometown of carnitas. “But everyone has a different idea of…

Peace and Barbacoa in Paracho: When a Guitar Town Goes for a World Record

A few weeks ago a town in Michoacán tried to do what only the city of Wroclaw, Poland had done before: Bring together 6,346 guitarists to break the Guinness World…

Sampling Michoacan’s Soul Food in Patzcuaro

When I told friends in the U.S. and Mexico that I was going to Michoacán I got one of two responses: A warning or concern with the state’s reputation for…

Lunch with Victoria Gonzalez Chavez, Maestra Cocinera from the Tierra Caliente

There are 8 maestras cocineras (master cooks) in Michoacán, a title and honor given to traditional female cooks who are preserving and promoting the state’s ancestral cuisine. Victoria Gonzalez Chavez…

My Favorites From Tacolandia

With 140 taqueros I was officially overwhelmed at LA Weekly’s Tacolandia event last weekend. Luckily, there was a lady handing out shot glasses and I always have something to put…

The Best Things I Ate in Mexico City

I went to Mexico City with two chefs and one of them said that it may be possible that I like food more than he does. That could be true—…

Where to Drink in Oaxaca

I should have called this post Where to Drink in Oaxaca If It’s Not From a Plastic Bottle of Mezcal You Got From the Palenque Today. But on the real,…