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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  • The pozole and the giant pig's head 5 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 9 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...

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