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

Update on sugar skull-making in SF’s Mission District

How lucky are we to live in a neighborhood with so much rich Mexican culture and cuisine?! Aside from the option to participate at Galeria de la Raza, learning to make sugar skulls for Dia de Los Muertos with Michele Simons  now there’s another opportunity, at the Mission Community Market, today, Thursday, Oct. 30th. Check … Continue reading Update on sugar skull-making in SF’s Mission District

I will be making a personal appearance at Dandelion Chocolates: Cooking Demo and Book Signing

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, OR BETTER YET, FOLLOW ME! Those of you who follow me know I don’t usually use my blog to toot my own horn, in fact, I rarely write in the first person. But next week is kinda special, as I will be appearing in … Continue reading I will be making a personal appearance at Dandelion Chocolates: Cooking Demo and Book Signing

Day of the Dead: a bit of history and a recipe for age-old Mexican pumpkin treat

Day of the Dead, which is not a day at all, in fact, but in Mexico, a celebration which runs from Oct. 30th through November 2nd, will be celebrated here in San Francisco on November 2nd with a procession and a Festival of Altars, from 6-11pm, Garfield Park, 26th & Harrison Streets. Note: the following is … Continue reading Day of the Dead: a bit of history and a recipe for age-old Mexican pumpkin treat