Posts Tagged: food

Tacos Al Pastor

Mexico’s Most Popular Street Tacos Borrow from Lebanese Heritage Cuisine By Chris Mejia Thin layers of marinated pork stacked high onto a vertical rotisserie spit and slow roasted until the outer layers become caramelized, then carved right from the turning spit into warm corn tortillas, create tacos al pastor, Mexico’s most ubiquitous street tacos. Despite… Read more »

Carnitas: A Mexican Heritage Dish for Festive Occasions

The History of Carnitas & A Guide for Ordering By Chris Mejia With a history that harkens back before the founding of Mexico, carnitas (which literally means “little meats”) is one of Mexico’s most celebrated gastronomic traditions. Carnitas is a dish prepared by slow braising various cuts of the pork in its own lard, a… Read more »

Culinary Corner April 2022

Mesas Marinas As a part of Provino’s Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (see below), a special culinary event will be taking on place on April 30th at UABC in Ensenada. 15 of the region’s top chefs each paired with a Valle de Guadalupe winemaker for a special four course meal with wine… Read more »

Birria is Mexico’s Comfort Food

By Chris Mejia Many beloved dishes the world over can be traced back to peasant cooking, and birria (pronounced “beer-ee-ah” in Spanish), a rich and flavorful meat stew that originates from the Mexican state of Jalisco (capital is Guadalajara) and is said to be a “hangover cure” amongst locals, is a famous example of peasant… Read more »

Culinary Corner March 2022

Presale Tickets Available for Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo Presale tickets are now available until March 31 for Provino’s Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo which will take place on Sunday, May 1 at the Hotel Coral & Marina in Ensenada. Over 70 local wineries will be pouring wines and… Read more »

Culinary Corner February 2022

Baja Restaurants Make the 2022 Guía México Gastronómico San Pellegrino, Nespresso, and Larousse Cocina have released their 2022 “Guía México Gastronómico” featuring the best 250 restaurants in all of Mexico. Many Baja restaurants made the list including Madre, Sabina Restaurante, and Manzanilla in Ensenada. Also in Baja California were Fauna, Villa Torél, Finca Altozano, and… Read more »

Culinary Corner January 2022

Tijuana Breweries If it’s been a while since you’ve checked out the breweries in Tijuana, don’t miss the latest round up of the newest and best craft brews as reported by Matthew Suárez for The San Diego Reader. He brings you the best taprooms, tastiest brewpubs, newest breweries, and everything in between. *   *… Read more »

Culinary Corner December 2021

Tamal and Posole Kits If you’re looking for a way to get a jumpstart on some of Mexico’s best Christmastime dishes to make from scratch at home, try the tamal or pozole kits from Masienda. Both corn-based dishes are labor-intensive, traditional meals made in Mexico and popular this time of year. Take some of the… Read more »

Culinary Corner November 2021

    Mexico’s Wild Mushrooms It may surprise you to know that Mexico is home to a wide variety of wild mushrooms. Since the days of the Mexica (Aztecs), mushrooms have been used for a wide variety of medicinal, religious, and culinary purposes. In the Sierra Norte in Oaxaca, there are over 2,500 species of… Read more »

Culinary Corner October 2021

  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… Read more »