The Mija Chronicles

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The Mija Chronicles
Lesley Téllez, an American expat (Southern California) now resides in Mexico City. She started this blog in 2009 as a way to tell her new adventures in Mexico, but it quickly became mostly about food.
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  • Meet my newest creation: my son, Tomás 4 days ago For the past six to eight months I’ve been working on finishing my Mexico City cookbook, which is finally complete. (More on that shortly.) But the biggest news of all is… I had a baby! Tomás was born two months ago. So far motherhood has been challenging, exhausting and, at the...
  • Mexican food find: Endotzi huitlacoche 8 months ago In New York, I can’t find fresh huitlacoche anywhere, and the canned stuff is pretty awful: musty and mushy, and too slick and black. A friend told me about Endotzi, a small company based in Mexico that recently started exporting to the U.S. So far you can only find it online in one place,...
  • The pozole and the giant pig's head 11 months ago I admit I hadn’t really thought the whole thing through when I decided to make pozole with a whole pig’s head. Josefina had suggested that using a pig’s head was the most authentic way to make pozole, and other cookbooks, including Diana Kennedy’s, had agreed. I had already made...
  • Why I'm in love with Mexican pan dulce 1 year ago I am pained when I walk by a bakery in Mexico and can’t go inside. It’s like going to a shoe store for me — I want to look at every single piece and wonder if maybe it’s my type. I usually stick to conchas because I’m obsessed, but there are plenty others I like too: the campechanas...
  • Homemade orange-pineapple juice 1 year ago Lately, whenever people ask me, “How’s New York?” I answer, “Fine.” Then I realize that might sound negative, so I add, “Good! Fine. You know. Good.” What I really want to say is: I’m not sure if I like this place. Yesterday the temperature hit 51 degrees, it hit me that maybe...

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