Argentina vs Mexico – To Greener Pastures

Argentina vs Mexico – To Greener Pastures

The FIFA World Cup 2022 continues. For Mexico's games during the first phase of the cup, I have tried to find dishes from each opponent, with similar ingredients as a traditional Mexican dish; I then prepared one batch of each, and they were tested by my family, next to each other.  From the results of the culinary match, I am making predictions for the outcome of the corresponding soccer game. Next, Mexico will be playing against Argentina ... click on title for more

Mexico vs Poland – Time to Spill the Beans

Mexico vs Poland – Time to Spill the Beans

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup 2022 has started in hosting country, Qatar, in spite of the many controversies regarding change of season due to climate conditions, ban of alcohol at stadiums, and very disturbingly, human rights violations.  I do not follow soccer at all, but the World Cup is sort of imprinted into every Mexican’s brain, so we all are soccer fans at least every four years. Mexico is in Group C with Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia. I have tried to find dishes from each opponent, with similar ingredients as a traditional Mexican dish; I then prepared one batch of each, and they were tested by my family, next to each other.  From the results of the culinary match, I am making predictions for the outcome of the corresponding soccer game. First match: Mexico vs Poland ... click on title for more

History Tidbit – A Revolution War Story

History Tidbit – A Revolution War Story

The Anniversary of the onset of the Mexican Revolution War is celebrated every year on November 20; started in 1910, it was a complicated conflict, which involved not only the deposition of a "long-term president" (read: dictator), but several conspiracies that led to a cruel civil war, with the rise and fall of many political and military characters for more than a decade, even after the promulgation on the Constitution of 1917. One of the most prominent figures was Francisco "Pancho" Villa, born in 1878 in Río Grande, in the Mexican state of Durango ... click on title for more