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Noche Buena salad

| December 5, 2011 | 6 Comments
Noche Buena salad




In Spanish Noche Buena means “Good Night” and it has a couple of meanings that closely relate to this time of the year. Noche Buena is the Spanish name for the poinsettia, a small tree native to Mexico which leaves turn red, pink or yellow during this season. It also refers to Christmas Eve, a […]

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Xochimilco: ‘Flower Field’ in Nahuatl

| July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
Xochimilco:  ‘Flower Field’ in Nahuatl




Xochimilco means flower field in Nahuatl, the language spoken by the Aztecs. This region has always been important not only for its flower production, but also for the crops grown here that have been destined to Mexico City since pre-Hispanic times. The Xochimilcas were farmers and founded their first dominion under a leader named Acatonallo, […]

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Tamales Here, Tamales There

| November 18, 2010 | 20 Comments
Tamales Here, Tamales There




Homogeneity is dead. When it comes to food, that is. From ancient crops to meats to the spices that make them savory, food is a timeless element of our human reality that is driven to innovate. No one wants to eat boring. So we celebrate colors, robust flavors, textures, scents and the stories that bring […]

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