Discover Mexico’s Comida Cuaresma (Lenten foods): Plantain & Bean Stuffed Chiles

(Author’s note: The following is an excerpt from Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes, by this columnist co-authored with Adriana Almazan Lahl and available on Amazon.)   The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday and the forty-day holy interval ends with Holy Week (Semana Santa). This year, Lent started on February 10th and ends … Continue reading Discover Mexico’s Comida Cuaresma (Lenten foods): Plantain & Bean Stuffed Chiles

If you know better, you can do better: Are Americans appropriating Day of the Dead 2015?

I write a piece about Day of the Dead every year at this time. It’s what I do, after all. My writing focuses on Mexican culture, traditions and cuisine. What started off as a way to inform my readers about celebrations taking place in Mexico has migrated, quite literally, to reporting on festivities in the … Continue reading If you know better, you can do better: Are Americans appropriating Day of the Dead 2015?

Champurrado Recipe and History: Enjoy it on December 12, Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

(Note: the following is excerpted from my book, Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes, co-authored with Adriana Almazan Lahl) December 12: Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Every year, on December 12th, between 18-20 million make the pilgrimage to the Basilica de la Virgén de Guadalupe to celebrate her feast or saint’s day, making it … Continue reading Champurrado Recipe and History: Enjoy it on December 12, Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe