Latin America’s Best Restaurants- Mexico Edition 2021
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Latin America’s Best Restaurants- Mexico Edition 2021

Mexico has many things to celebrate about its culture, biodiversity and most especially its cuisine. 2021 marked the 500th year of the founding of Mexico City and the 200th year anniversary of its independence from Spain. From its pre-Hispanic cuisine to its European and Middle Eastern influences that they’ve embraced as their own, Mexico is…

Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget
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Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget

Eating while traveling is a given, but where should you eat? Tripadvisor and other review websites are great resources, but are they bolstered by tourists or locals? Around Jardin Zenea alone there’s plenty of choices easily within walking distance. You’ll see people in the parks eating ice cream and dancing. Visit around the holidays and…

San Miguel Cooking Class at Casa de la Noche
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San Miguel Cooking Class at Casa de la Noche

Casa de la Noche, a boutique bed-and-breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, and Heart of Mexico Wine Tours are partnering together to offer you a unique cooking class experience led by Chef Tom. About Casa de la Noche Boutique Bed-n-Breakfast The current owner of Casa de la Noche has lived in San Miguel de Allende…

Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals
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Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals

Do you love to shop during the holidays? Are you the type that enjoys the shopping frenzy in person, or do you prefer to sit on the couch and let your fingers do the clicking? This year, it’s overwhelming how many deals and discounts are being offered. I’ve narrowed down a few online shopping favorites…

Mexico’s National Patriotic Dish: Chile en Nogada
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Mexico’s National Patriotic Dish: Chile en Nogada

There’s nothing more Mexican than Chile en Nogada. Beautifully designed with the colors of the Mexican flag and only available in late summer, chile en nogada is the national dish created specifically for Mexico’s Independence Day. Disclosure: Some links may be affiliate links where we receive a super-small commission at no additional cost to you…

Visit These Cheese Farms of Queretaro
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Visit These Cheese Farms of Queretaro

Queretaro is home to one of the largest growing cities in Mexico, but just outside of the “big city” you’ll find the entrance to the Sierra Gorda mountains, a growing wine region and farmland stretching over the green hillsides. Roads are lined with cornfields, hot houses, and dairy farms with grazing animals watched over by…

Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive
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Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive

With COVID-19 keeping us isolated in our house except for the occasional trip to the grocery store, Tom has been cooking up a storm! He’s making things from scratch like breads and barbeque sauce, experimenting with fermentation to make flavored vinegars, and creating ethnic fusion dishes for dinner. Disclosure: Links in this post may direct…

Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang
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Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang

A fusion of different cultures, the city of Georgetown on the island of Penang is one of the best foodie destinations in the world. Georgetown has been a major port in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years trading goods and spices throughout southeast Asia and the main Asian continent. Descendants of China, Malaysia, India and…

Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache
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Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache

It’s always fun to see what Tom is making in the kitchen, especially when its desserts. He really isn’t into sweets so its always a special treat to have some sort of sweet dessert in the house. He’s been wanting to make a chocolate covered cheesecake for a few weeks, but not just any old…

The Perfect Dessert to Make Together: Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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The Perfect Dessert to Make Together: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  Some of our most treasured memories started in the kitchen. Some of my fondest memories were making gingersnaps with my mom at Christmastime. Tom remembers spending weekends in the kitchen with his grandmother making bread and gathering pecans and avocados from her fruit trees. Many recipes are easy for one person to make, but…

15 Iconic Mexican Drinks to Bring You the Taste of Mexico
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15 Iconic Mexican Drinks to Bring You the Taste of Mexico

Mexico is a land of many landscapes, cultures and cuisines. Mexican drinks are just as varied, and like regional food, some drinks are more common in certain places than others. Margaritas on the coasts, micheladas in the central region, microbrews are popular everywhere and wine consumption is growing. Other Mexican drinks are mainly for holidays…

The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places
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The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places

What started out as a travel memoir of the best chocolate from our recent European trip, quickly became a list of delicious chocolate concoctions from our travels around the world over the past decade. First created in the Mesoamerican landscape of Mexico and Central America, the “Drink of the Gods” morphed from a bitter drink…