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- A gringa in Mexico City 1 day ago This morning, at a coffee stand inside the Terminal del Norte bus station in Mexico City: Me: I’d like a cafe americano with milk, please. Young woman: We don’t sell an americano with milk. You can get a black coffee or a cappuccino. Me: Can’t I just get a small amount of milk in...
- The glory of the Mexican breakfast 1 week ago Breakfast in Mexico City is one of my favorite meals. Usually it’s a fruit plate or a glass of freshly squeezed juice, followed by a heavy, spicy, substantial dish that will keep you satiated until the 3 p.m. lunch hour. Pancakes in DF can be a dinnertime snack. The most typical...
- Quick chipotle salsa in Puebla York 2 weeks ago Since moving to New York, Crayton and I have suffered from intense salsa deprivation. It took me awhile to start making my own because I kept looking for chile de
- A Queens gem: Inthira Thai Market in Woodside 2 weeks ago Until yesterday, I’d never smelled a handful of kaffir lime leaves. The ones I smelled were frozen, sheathed in a little plastic bag at the Inthira Thai Market in Woodside. Event through plastic the smell was unforgettable: sharp and green and sour like lime juice, with the...
- Mango season in Mexico City 4 weeks ago Just wanted to steer your attention to this quick piece I wrote for Culinary Backstreets, about mango season in Mexico City and what it means to me now that I’ve developed a mango allergy. Does this mean no more mango pico de gallo for me? Yes, probably. At least I still have [...]
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