If a Tree is Falling – Planning The Urban Landscape

If a Tree is Falling – Planning The Urban Landscape

Planting just a bunch of big evergreens in a city might have seemed like a fine landscaping design a few decades ago, when there were lots of room around, but now it would be inconceivable; the future risks of damage and injury would be just too great to dismiss … click on title for more

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Superbowl Parties – Mexicans Like Them, Too!

Superbowl Parties – Mexicans Like Them, Too!

American football has been played in Mexico since the 1920s; over the decades, it has not only remained popular, but grown into one of the top sports, both played and followed nationwide. Not surprisingly, watching NFL games on TV is also a very social activity in Mexico, and for Superbowl Sunday, either a parrillada (BBQ) or a feast of carnitas y chicharrón (fried pork meat and rinds) is a must … click on title for more

Atole – A Corn-Based Beverage

Atole – A Corn-Based Beverage

Specifically as a hot beverage, pre-Hispanic atole was originally nixtamalized corn dough (masa) dissolved in water and sweetened with honey or agave syrup; sometimes flavouring agents such as fruit, chiles or cocoa were also used. After the Spanish conquest, atole became another product of culinary fusion, with cinnamon, exotic fruits, and often milk, being added to the mix … click on title for more