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…

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…

Hisa Franko in Residence Pop Up Dinner in Madrid
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Hisa Franko in Residence Pop Up Dinner in Madrid

We were thrilled to receive a notification from the Worlds Fifty Best Restaurants during our month long European vacation that Ana Ros was bringing her world renowned restaurant, Hisa Franko, to Madrid for a residency at the NH Hotel while we would be visiting. Within moments we had reservations on what would be the last…

10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)
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10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)

Puebla is known as one of the gastronomic regions in Mexico, and recognized under the UNESCO catagory of Intangible Heritage.  The people of Puebla have been practicing their traditions for thousands of years, well before the Spanish arrived and even before the tribes of the continent were recording their history. Traditions of planting, rotating crops,…

World-Class Restaurants And More In The Upscale District of San Isidro, Lima
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World-Class Restaurants And More In The Upscale District of San Isidro, Lima

11 million people living within 23 districts of the dynamic city of Lima. These districts are more like individual cities rather than neighborhoods. The upscale San Isidro District, known as the financial center of Lima, is home to 21 bank headquarters and 38 embassies and consulates. Most people stay in the Miraflores District for its…

How to Make a Michelada – Tom’s Way
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How to Make a Michelada – Tom’s Way

Margaritas are made for coastal breezes, but micheladas are what you drink in Central Mexico. Tom wasn’t much of a beer drinker before we arrived in Mexico, but this refreshing  libation has become one of his favorites when we go out on the town or after our epic 7-mile hikes.   What’s the difference between…

How to Make Tamales for Tamale Day
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How to Make Tamales for Tamale Day

Dia de la Candeleria is a Catholic holiday with many names and meanings. In English, it’s called Candlemas. It’s also called Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It falls exactly 40 days after Christmas (birth of Christ) and is the final celebration day for…

Maido
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Maido

Rated as the  #1 restaurant on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants for the third year in a row, and in the top 10 of the Worlds Best Restaurants, Maido is an exploration of two dominate cultures blending into its own. Maido, which means “welcome” in Japanese, is the manifestation of Chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura, a Nikkei…

Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima
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Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima

The Barranco District in Lima is eclectic and even a bit crunchy. Artists and writers are drawn to Barranco for its bohemian style compared to the evergrowing modernity of Lima. Houses still retain their charm, people stop to  linger and the hurried life of the outside world is forgotten. While many of the other districts…

Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León
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Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León

Pía León may best be known as one half of the chef duo of Central Restaurant, but in 2018 she ventured out with her own solo restaurant, Kjolle. One year later, Kjolle is debuted at Number 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and received the Highest New Entry Award from San Pellegrino. Less formal…

Romantic Getaway at La Santisima Trinidad Winery
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Romantic Getaway at La Santisima Trinidad Winery

Have you ever wanted to stay at a winery? Walk through the vineyards at sunrise or toast the end the day with a glass of wine? Wineries all over the world are creating hotel experiences like this, but a few in Mexico have kicked up enotourism to new heights. We stayed at La Santisima Trinidad…