Posts Categorized: Food

Culinary Corner November 2020

La Raíz de Nos Chef Denise Roa (formerly of Rancho la Puerta) and Chef Mariela Manzano (of El Lugar de Nos) have partnered in a new venture that will be coming soon to Tecate, La Raíz de Nos. You can follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laraizdelnos   *   *   *   New Finca Altozano… Read more »

Culinary Corner October 2020

Mexican Wines Win Big So far this year, Mexican wines have taken home 115 international awards, including 41 that were awarded at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards, which is considered to be the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Many of the awards were won by wines from Baja California specifically. ¡Salud!  … Read more »

Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Recipe

    As we soak up the last of the dog days of summer and the final month of corn season, we’re sharing our elote recipe to bring some of the delicious flavors of Mexico into your kitchen! Elote is a typical street food that originated in Mexico City, and is often served on a… Read more »

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…. Read more »

Tips for Eating Healthy on the Road in Baja

By Jesse Atkinson, Owner of Ensenada Massage and Ensenada Excursions Your body needs great nutrition to enjoy your Baja travel, and getting access to specific healthy foods in Baja is sometimes challenging. While recovering from cancer, I rebuilt a lifestyle around healthy food in Baja. Here are a few that may help you find your… Read more »

Culinary Corner August 2020

  2020 Valle de Guadalupe Vendimia Cancelled Provino, the Baja California wine association, has announced that the 2020 Valle de Guadalupe Fiestas de la Vendimia will be cancelled for 2020. This would have been the 30th year for the Fiestas de la Vendimia. Provino normally hosts the festivals larger events such as Muestra del Vino… Read more »

Culinary Corner July 2020

  “Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy” Documentary Considered the leading expert on Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy is the author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and is a two-time James Beard Award winner. This new documentary about Kennedy’s life and work features extensive interviews with her as well as with chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and… Read more »

Mexico’s Heirloom Corn

  Like many of our favorite foods (tomatoes, chilies, squash, chocolate, and vanilla), corn is native to Mexico. There are 59 varieties of heirloom Mexican corn and many more hybrids and mixes. But most of the native corns of Mexico and the Americas are in deep risk of being lost and forgotten. Hybridized varietals (and… Read more »

Farm-to-Table Dining in Los Cabos

In recent years, northern Baja California and its beloved Valle de Guadalupe has been the leading destination for farm-to-table dining on the peninsula with its plethora of outdoor campestre restaurants. However, Los Cabos is starting to catch up with a few gems of its own. Here are some to check out the next time you’re… Read more »

Baja Foodie Finds with Scott Koenig: Raíces Restaurante Baja International Cuisine

Restaurant Elevates Rosarito Beach’s Dining Scene By: W. Scott Koenig “I saw chef Javier Plascencia cooking at an event in Ensenada in 2013,” chef Jesús Villacaña of the excellent Raíces Restaurante Baja Internacional Cuisine confided during a recent visit to his Rosarito eatery. “I watched him and thought, ‘I can do that.’” The young chef… Read more »