Where you’ll find good local olive oil in San Miguel.

Where you’ll find good local olive oil in San Miguel.

You know those times when you feel totally inadequate and just want to curl up in a ball and roll away from all reality and responsibility. Thursday night salsa dancing at San Miguel’s La Hacienda de Guadalupe is one for me. From the waist up, my body mostly...
La Ruta de la Milpa.  The route to fine Mexican flavors.

La Ruta de la Milpa. The route to fine Mexican flavors.

Don Day’s Wife and I had dinner with Jorge Córcega recently. Jorge is the executive chef and co-owner of new San Miguel de Allende restaurant, La Ruta de la Milpa, and he’s one of the biggest champions I’ve ever met of the ingredients that traditionally are used in...
Hook, line and sinker. The best fishing spot in San Miguel.

Hook, line and sinker. The best fishing spot in San Miguel.

Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Give a man directions to La Isla and you’ll feed him for a lifetime. I’m a stickler when it comes to fresh and certain foods. I’ll buy frozen beef. But I won’t buy frozen poultry. I’ll buy frozen shrimp. But I won’t buy...
Jorge Avendaño. He looks right. He cooks right.

Jorge Avendaño. He looks right. He cooks right.

When we first walked into Bastardo, I could see him in the distance weaving his way around his shipping container kitchen. We’d shared a couple of messages back in November but all I really knew about him was his first name. But I knew this guy had to be the chef....
Priced like plonk. But sure doesn’t taste like it.

Priced like plonk. But sure doesn’t taste like it.

I had this horrible feeling recently. That I’m cheap. And I hate that feeling. I’ve got friends who serve 200 peso wines. I’ve got friends who serve 300 peso wines. I’ve got friends who serve 700 peso wines. And there I was a few nights ago serving 100 peso wines. To...

The next wine pairing dinner takes us to Argentina.

Last month I attended a tasting of wines from Familia Rosso in Mendoza, Argentina. I was very impressed, impressed enough to organize a dinner paired with some of their wines. Who else to pair them I thought than Mariano Rivera of San Miguel’s Buenos Aires Bistro. A...
I have found my new palace of paella.

I have found my new palace of paella.

There are some things in Mexico that are habits, customs, traditions. And after spending 15 winters in Mexico, I have become very accustomed to these customs. Because I like them. Especially the ones that happen on Sundays. Though Mexico has the second largest Roman...

Drinking spirulina, chia, maca and matcha. And liking it.

You’re an old smoothie I’m an old softie I’m just like putty in the hands of a boy like you I’ve always wanted to be called a smoothie. Especially if it came from Ella’s lips. But I’ve never been big on drinking smoothies. I’m not sure why. I guess...

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