Culinary Corner September 2023

Sabor a Cabo 2023

The 2023 Sabor a Cabo event will be taking place Saturday, December 2 at the Club Campestre San José. The event will feature more than 50 restaurants and 45 wineries. Invited musician Juanes will be providing entertainment. For tickets and more information, please visit the Sabor a Cabo website.

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Cali Baja Cuisine

A new book by Michael Gardiner, Cali Baja Cuisine, explores the food of Northern Baja and Southern California. The book features a mix of both traditional and modern takes on signature Baja dishes, such as: Crab with Pickled Asparagus in Guajillo –Pork Broth; Cantaloupe Aguachile al Estilo de Californios, Puerto Nuevo-style Lobster Tortas; Golden Beet Pozole; and Smoked Pulled Lamb Shoulder with Seared Tomatillo. Available now on Amazon.

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Day of the Dead Mexico Gourmet Festival in San Diego

The second annual Mexico Gourmet festival will take place at Fashion Valley mall in San Diego on October 21-22 to celebrate Día de los Muertos. The gastronomy event will feature a traditional altar, live entertainment, food from prominent Mexican chefs from both sides of the border as well as craft beer and tequila. This is a 21+ event. For tickets and more information, visit the Eventbrite page.

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Courtesy Simply Recipes

Chiles en Nogada Season

If you’re looking for a delicious way to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16th), give chiles en nogada a try. This seasonal dish is made of stuffed poblano chiles covered with a walnut-based cream sauce called nogada, and topped with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The red, white, and green colors (the colors of the Mexican flag) make it the perfect patriotic dish for Mexican Independence Day. The dish is said to have originated in Puebla after the grateful residents threw a banquet after the war was won. All of the dishes at the banquet featured food made from the colors of the Mexican flag. You can find chiles en nogada being served right now at traditional Mexican restaurants along the peninsula like La Diferencia in Tijuana. Or try making your own at home with this recipe from Simply Recipes.

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