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Tuesday, May 3rd 2022

Fresh Chilies Versus Dried Chillies In Mexico

You may be familiar with the different types of chillies In Mexico, but did you know that when a chili pepper is dried, the name changes? Many Mexicans aren’t aware of this fact.

Monday, April 18th 2022

What is Huitlacoche

Though corn farmers in other parts of the world have thought of huitlacoche as a parasite contaminating their crop, Mexican farmers have long indulged in this savory mushroom. Now, it’s taking the fine-dining world by storm, and some corn farmers are even purposely infecting their crops with huitlacoche to harvest this new, lucrative commodity.

Tuesday, April 12th 2022

The Difference between Mexican Coasts

This article aims to give you some food for thought when you’re picking a spot to visit or live in, but it’s not going to be a comprehensive guide. It’s a metaphor. There are great differences between Los Cabos and Huatulco. There are also vast differences between Tampico and Chetumal. So keep in mind that the mark of a metaphor is that when it’s taken literally, it’s reduced to absurdity.

Wednesday, April 6th 2022

Making Sense of Spanish Diminutive Names

In short, a Spanish diminutive name is a nickname that you use in place of a typical Spanish given name. We do this in English all the time without realizing it. Bob for Robert, Jack for Jonathan, Suzie for Susanne. . . etc. A classic Spanish example would be Mari for María. Using a diminutive name is a way of denoting affection—and it never hurts to let people know that you’re working to become a part of their culture.

Friday, March 18th 2022

Guide to La Huasteca Potosina

La Huasteca Potosina Natural Reserve and Water Park is where you want to go to get that adrenaline fix while taking in one of the most idyllic natural wonders in all of Mexico. Let’s just say, if you’re into photography, then you’ll surely find that one incredible Instagram-worthy spot that will make your portfolio.

Monday, March 14th 2022

What is Huapango?

Huapango is a Mexican musical genre that has different specific styles throughout Mexico. The most common forms of huapango are the *arribeño, norteño, huasteco,* and the *huapango de mariachi*. We’ll cover these in more detail later in the article.

Monday, March 7th 2022

What Is An Ejido?

Ejidos were a way of fixing this injustice. From the Latin word “exitum”, ejidos are a communal land that workers can farm. They don’t *own* the land, they retain sole right to the fruits of that land. In this article, we’ll explain what an ejido is, tell you the history of an ejido, and how it can affect you today.

Monday, February 28th 2022

Wait—Caesar Salad is Mexican Food?

We’ve all tried a Caesar salad, but did you know that it was invented in Mexico? That’s right. Caesar Salad is Mexican food. The Caesar salad is generally attributed to Caesar Cardini, a restaurateur in Tijuana.

Tuesday, February 22nd 2022

What Are Escamoles?

A Mexican delicacy, escamoles have a long tradition of consumption in Mexico. Some expats may not find the idea of eating escamoles palatable, but a few adventurous eaters might discover they really love this dish. Escamoles are known by many names, though “Mexican caviar”, “insect caviar” are the most common. I’ve even heard them called “land caviar”. They are most often served in tacos.

Wednesday, February 16th 2022

La Paz, Baja California Sur Guide – Part II

To better understand the region of Baja California better, and in particular La Paz, we thought a basic overview of the history of the area would be helpful. (If you’re interested in the restaurant and bar guide to La Paz, scroll down to the next section).

Tuesday, February 8th 2022

Guide to La Paz, Baja California Sur

Located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, on the eastern shore with the Sea of Cortez (which is also known as the Gulf of California), La Paz feels more like a small town than a city of 250,000 residents. La Paz offers a different southern Baja experience for those expats and nomads who want something less hectic and touristic than nearby Los Cabos.

Saturday, January 29th 2022

What is Dia de la Candelaria?

The Christian holiday of Candlemas takes place on February 2nd. It is celebrated widely in Mexico combining some ancient Aztec holiday traditions with Christian traditions brought by Europeans much later. Historical records attest to Candlemas celebrations taking place more than 16 centuries ago. Called Día de la Candelaria in Spanish, we invite you to celebrate the end of the holiday season with tamales, atole, and more!


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