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San Miguel de Allende: An Unexpected Path

Experienced by: Elsie Méndez Written by: Carlos Dragonné With special dedication to Jacqueline María Benitez The road sometimes ends up being nothing like what we had anticipated. Many times the place we end up surpasses the place we were reaching for. Something like that happened to me as I planned a trip to Guanajuato. With almost immediate changes in my …

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Rediscovering Myself in Tepoztlán, from Hostal de la Luz

Experienced by: Elsie Méndez Written by: Carlos Dragonné Talking about Tepoztlán without mentioning my origins would be impossible because of everything that this place has meant in my life. From the outset, Tepoztlan was designated as  a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Because of this, it was part of a personal and professional project that took me all over the …

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Los Juaninos Boutique Hotel: Looking in the Right Place

By: Carlos Dragonné y Elsie Méndez For this journey, begin by closing your eyes for a moment and imagine the tranquility that we all long for in the midst of the daily whirlwind. At the end of each day there are those who arrive at home and reach that tranquility just by watching TV or opening a bottle of wine. …

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The legacy and origin of Flavors of Mexico and the World

By Elsie Mendez Whenever we talk about the origin of Flavors of Mexico and the World, the question inevitably arises, “And where did this idea come from?” We begin by explaining our experience with the first photography exhibit World Heritage Sites in Mexico, that we presented in 27 cities around the world, and that allowed us to learn more about the huge …

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Baja California Style Clam Chowder Recipe

From the Senators of Baja California in 1964, this delicious version of Baja California Style Clam Chowder will make you lick your fingers and anyone who you share it with will be very happy. INGREDIENTES for Baja California Style Clam Chowder 4 kilos small clams 1 kilo tomatoes 1/2 kilo onion 5 cloves garlic 200 grams butter 1 poblano or morrón …

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Fish Balls Recipe

This recipe for Fish Balls is 1964 senator of Baja California in 1964, who contributed it to the the book “Senators that Stew” (Las Senadoras Suelen Guisar) that was to be published only once in that year. At home we love them, and we make them as often as possible because of that love we have for Mexican cuisine. INGREDIENTS …

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Baja California Style Machaca Fish Recipe

One more recipe from the state of Baja California from the book “Senators That Cook” published in 1964. This is one of the few recipes that lives on, using the same forms and ingredients as those years. This Baja California Style Machaca Fish Recipe is one of the richest dishes in our country. INGREDIENTS for Baja California Style Machaca Fish  1 kilo …

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Baja California Style Painted Hen Recipe

This recipe does not actually have chicken, but the beans create the appearance of chicken, and hence the name of the dish. They say that originally this recipe of our beloved Mexican cuisine was born in Sonora, but they appropriated it in many states of northern Mexico. This original Painted Hen Recipe is from the book “The Senators that Cook” …

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Christmas Cod Tostada Recipe

We are always looking for another way to prepare codfish, other than the typical sandwich. The Christmas Cod Tostada is a great twist, perfect for any occasion. INGREDIENTS for Christmas Cod Tostada  Olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped ¼ onion, cut in small cubes 200 gr tomato, finely chopped in small cubes 200 gr salt cod, shredded 20 gr capers 20 …

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Seepweed with Hibiscus Mole Recipe

In the style of Chef Tere Barajas Seepweed with hibiscus mole(Photo: Sergio Mendoza) Ingredients for Seepweed with Hibiscus Mole  (Yields 4 servings) 100 grams of mole pasta 10 grams of hibiscus concentrate Vegetable broth 10 grams dried shrimp 10 grams cactus, cubed 10 grams cooked cambray potato 50 grams washed seepweed Salt to taste PREPARATION (1 hour) Hydrate mole with the hibiscus …

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