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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  • A Taco Crawl of Sunset Park, Brooklyn 2 months ago When I began testing recipes for my cookbook, lots of people asked whether I could find the right Mexican ingredients in New York. When I said yes, they said, “Are you buying them in Sunset Park?” I didn’t know Sunset Park, a neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn, south of Red Hook. I had...
  • On Cinco de Mayo: 10 things to love about Poblano food 3 months ago Puebla is perhaps the only place in Mexico that celebrates Cinco de Mayo. The day honors the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. For this Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to share more about the food in Puebla, which is some of the best in Mexico. All of these...
  • Eat Mexico the cookbook, now available for pre-order 4 months ago My Mexico City cookbook — the project that sprung partially from this blog, and my food adventures and tours in the city — is now available for pre-order! You can find Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Powell’s. It’ll...
  • Meet my newest creation: my son, Tomás 4 months 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 11 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,...

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