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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  • Why I'm in love with Mexican pan dulce 1 week 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...
  • Homemade orange-pineapple juice 1 month 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...
  • Scenes from a Mexico City Street Food Tour 1 month ago One of the things I’m most proud of is starting Eat Mexico, my tourism company that gives walking tours of Mexico City’s street stands, markets and taquerías. Our five local guides — three in Mexico City and two in Puebla — conduct the tours, and my fantastic manager Rebekah...
  • Black bean migas with roasted tomato salsa 4 months ago These migas caught my eye on the Homesick Texan blog a few days ago. Her recipe called for black-eyed peas, and it was already New Year’s Eve and I didn’t have any. (Does that make me a bad honorary Tejana?) I did have black beans, though. And a good friend from Austin who’d be...
  • My favorite food moments of 2013 4 months ago I started this year a little heartbroken. Crayton and I had plunged ourselves into a new city. (An expensive one.) We made our home in a pre-war building in Queens, which had roaches in the kitchen and sputtering radiators that woke us up in the middle of the night. We learned to ignore our...

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