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Pozole in DF

One of my favorite Mexican dishes is pozole, a moderately spicy soup made with hominy, usually with pork or chicken (best made with pig head) topped with shredded lettuce, radishes, onions, and oregano, and scooped up with tostadas. Sometimes red, sometimes green (and sometimes white I just learned) this soup is always my go-to comfort […]

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About eating bugs

It’s hard to avoid eating insects here. Today we were having quesadillas with squash blossoms and a little green worm fell out of Jenny’s tortilla and onto her plate. We don’t think it was supposed to be part of the dish, but you never know. Later the waiter told us that there were gusanos de […]

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Carmen Cruz Salinas: 32 years of tamales

For a moment we thought we wouldn’t be able to find her. To be brutally honest, there is something that doesn’t quite click when Mexicans give me directions. Granted, it doesn’t help that street signs are often absent, that derecho means straight, while derecha means right, and that people, most of them trying to be […]

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Tacos at El Greco

El Greco seemed a bit confused to us at first. Their signature plate is “pan arabe” with “doneraky”. That translates to the taco filling, al pastor in pita bread, and no offense to pita, but why bother when you can have tortillas with your taco? Still, we learned a valuable lesson: don’t judge a doneraky […]

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