Tag: World Food Thursday

Coyacan

| June 9, 2011 | 10 Comments
Coyacan




Mexico City is an amazing place to visit. There are so many things to do and places to see that one can spend years here and not see them all. I was born and raised here, but I moved to the US in 2000. In 2004, I came back for a little while with my […]

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A World Without Terroir

| May 26, 2011 | 7 Comments
A World Without Terroir




Perhaps it is the romantic in me. When I take a sip of wine, what I am hoping for is a journey. I want to be transported to the vineyard itself. I want to feel the warmth of the sun, the waft of sea breeze through the vines. I want to see the rocky outcropping […]

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Chile y Chocolate

| May 15, 2011 | 11 Comments
Chile y Chocolate




One of the bright sides to growing up as an immigrant in North America is that you’re rarely alone. In no time the U.S. will be majority Hispanic. Growing up on the California-Mexican border that reality has always been real to me. But just below the surface California is a hodgepodge of “minority” immigrants, including […]

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Cinco de Mayo: Mango Guacamole

| May 5, 2011 | 15 Comments
Cinco de Mayo: Mango Guacamole




There are a few things that I’m really passionate about in life. One of them is history. I love to read history books, talk about history with other history buffs and watch the History Channel. And when it comes to Mexican history, I can really be a nerd. That’s why the Cinco de Mayo celebrations […]

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The IRONIC: Sweet Recollections

| March 23, 2011 | 9 Comments
The IRONIC:  Sweet Recollections




I escaped Iran alone as a child in 1978—just a few months before the country burst into revolutionary flames. I went on to live in four countries in five years before I landed in the U.S. and reunited with my parents. In many ways my recollections of those early years in Iran and traveling around […]

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A Portion of Pomegranate

| March 13, 2011 | 16 Comments
A Portion of Pomegranate




The pomegranate. What fruit is more tart, sweet, ruby red, fragrant, and dribble-down-your-chin juicy? Not to mention high in antioxidants and other health benefits. It has stood as a symbol of eternal life in Persia since 600 BC, and has seeped into the artwork, cuisine, horticulture, music and literature of Iran. The great poet Rumi […]

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