Google’s New Mexican Cuisine Website
Google’s Arts & Culture department published a new interactive website, “Taste Mexico,” that includes thousands of photographs, illustrations, videos and articles to provide a comprehensive education on Mexican cuisine. Aside from France, Mexican food culture is the only one in the world to make it to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. The site features fascinating articles about the history and culture of Mexican food from ingredients to recipes and markets. The platform provides an education on Mexican culture, including indigenous and regional traditions.
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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) falls on November 1-2. While the holidays if filled with plenty of sweet treats (read more about the holiday in our Día de los Muertos article), one particular favorite is atole, a corn-based hot drink that is consumed during Day of the Dead as well as around Christmas time. It’s comforting, easy to make, and we think it’s the perfect drink to enjoy as the weather gets crisp. Try this recipe from Curious Cuisiniere.
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Presales for New Masienda “Masa” Book
Heirloom corn business Masienda brings us a new book about masa, a dough produced from nixtamalized, stone-ground corn that transforms into hundreds of Latin food staples, including tostadas, tamales, sopes, and pupusas. Written by Masienda founder, Jorge Gaviria, with input from tortilla artisans in Mexico, third-generation tortilleria owners in the United States, tortilla chip behemoths, molino operators on both sides of the border, food scientists, academics, corn breeders, journalists, and home cooks, MASA reveals the history and science behind masa as well as the replicable techniques and tools for making your own excellent masa at home–from dried kernel to fully realized dish. MASA then demonstrates how to coax this staple into dozens of shapes and applications, from arepas to totopos, and bollos to salbutes, empowering cooks of any level to think creatively and adapt recipes confidently for their own use. In addition, 10 inventive recipes from top chefs–Daniela Soto-Innes, Carlos Salgado, Alex Stupak, and more–inspire new ways of relating to this timeless, dynamic food. Books will ship in Spring 2022. You can pre-order your copy here.
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Tickets for Sale for Concurso de Paellas
Tickets are now on sale for the postponed 2021 Concurso de Paellas Vendimia wine and paella event. The event will take place over two days on October 23 & 24. For tickets and more information, visit the Provino website.