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When it’s prime time, it’s time for a drive to California.

When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food, It ennobled our brains and enriched our blood. Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of old England. Roast beef is in my blood. I was born in England…in Hereford, no less, home of some...

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How to prep prickly pears.

Today’s guest post comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Fabiola Rodriguez Licona. Fabiola blogs at On her website, you’ll find not only articles about Mexican cuisine but posts about a lot of other subjects of special interest to...

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Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Who am I to diss a Brie I Cotija the world And the Feta cheese Everybody’s looking for Stilton When it comes to queso in Mexico, it’s definitely Cotija (ko-TEE-hah) for me. Because, plain and simple, I think Cotija is the best cheese in Mexico and, not only that, a...

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Eat your favorite tacos without ever leaving your home.

I read almost everything written about Mexican cuisine. But there’s a problem with most of the English language books. They’re written primarily for the U.S. market and Mexican food prepared and eaten in the United States is different from Mexican food in Mexico. Let...

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Mi Queso Es Su Queso. Sharing my San Miguel cheesecake find.

The only Mexican cheesecake I’d found that I ever really liked was a hot pin up of Salma Hayek. Until a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t for lack of looking. Or trying. But I had decided that good cheesecake just didn’t exist in Central Mexico. It was always too dry. Or...

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Are Mexican wines ready to take on the world?

Once upon a time, there was a fledgling wine industry. In an area that had been been dominated by peach and cherry orchards, trees were felled and vines were planted. The grape varietals that were chosen were those that had done well in similar soils, in similar...

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