Culinary Corner September 2020

Baja Featured Again in Season 2 of “Taco Chronicles”

Netflix’s popular “Taco Chronicles” show is back with a second season on September 15th. The season will once again feature tacos in Baja California, highlighting Ensenada and La Paz for tacos de pescado (fish tacos). Tijuana’s popular taqueria Tacos El Franc was highlighted in season 1. You can watch all episodes and catch the season 2 trailer on Netflix.


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Photo courtesy Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta Purslane and Black Bean Tacos

Executive Chef Reyna Venegas of Rancho La Puerta recently joined Chef AJ for a live cooking demo to make purslane and black bean tacos. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, low-sodium, oil-free, and completely delicious! Watch the video or get the recipe.


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Photo courtesy of Confessions of a Foodie

Vegan Horchata Recipe

A vegan and low-sugar version of horchata agua fresca is the perfect refreshing remedy for the hot dog days of summer. Get the recipe here.


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Revisit “Pati’s Mexican Table” in Baja California

If you’re at home and—like us—are dreaming of your next Baja road trip and all of the food that comes along with it, get a taste of it at home with a revisit of Pati Jinich when her show “Pati’s Mexican Table” spent 10 episodes exploring the food of Baja California from Tijuana to Los Cabos. A list of all of the episodes (along with correlating recipes!!) as she eats her way along the peninsula can be found on Pati’s website. Full episodes can be watched for free with Amazon Prime.


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Brush Up on Your Baja Wine Knowledge

Looking to brush up a little on your knowledge of Baja California wines? Wine Enthusiast recently published a few articles that delve into the details of Baja wines. The article Everything You Need to Know About Mexican Wine explores the history and various regions of the Mexican wine industry and the article about Baja’s Distinctive Terroir and Varied Microclimates explains the distinct terroir and varieties of Baja California wine. And finally, Was There Wine in America Before Europeans? from Wine Spectator reveals recent discoveries that may prove that Native Americans were making wine before the European explorers arrived on the continent.


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New Tijuana Restaurant Celebrates Alta and Baja California

A new Tijuana restaurant, Fin de California, recently opened serving food and craft cocktails that fuse the cuisines and ingredients from both Alta and Baja California. The carefully-crafted dishes range from Baja-style seafood to American steaks with vegetarian items on the menu as well. More information can be found on the Fin de California Facebook Page.


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Harvest in Valle de Guadalupe 

This year would have marked the 30th year of the Fiestas de la Vendimia in Valle de Guadalupe, and while the festival was canceled this year, the grape harvest and wine making still continue! Many of the wineries and restaurants in Valle de Guadalupe are reopen with capacity limits, health protections, and lots of restrictions in place. Please read our article for more information about what you need to know to plan your visit and an updated list with some of the wineries that are currently open.



One thought on “Culinary Corner September 2020

  1. Robert Fletcher says:

    Love these reports!

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