My Dad’s Pictures: Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

My Dad’s Pictures: Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

For this Father's Day, I am remembering my dad today through two of his pictures (circa 1970):  A night view of Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral (above), and a similar frame during the day (below), with a view of the tabernacle on the right side, and my brother and me walking towards the building.   To all [...]

Cortadillo de Res – Northern Style Beef Stew

Cortadillo de Res – Northern Style Beef Stew

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Mascogos, a group of Afro-Mexicans, small, yet historically very relevant, living in the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila, have been celebrating Juneteenth  for generations, with a fusion of African, Mexican and Seminole (indigenous groups from Florida) traditions, such as dancing to música norteña (Northern Mexico music), singing hymnals to hand-clapped rhythms called capeyuye,  and sharing a meal that often includes cortadillo, a dish of beef or goat meat, cooked in a chunky tomato sauce ... click on title for more 

Chicharrones Norteños – Northern Style Chicharrones

Chicharrones Norteños – Northern Style Chicharrones

This snack, prepared from pork belly (barriga de cerdo), is known as chicharrones tradicionales (traditional) in Spain, and they are popular in some Latin American countries, such as Colombia and Cuba.  In Mexico, this type of chicharrón has been a staple in its northern states for a long time, particularly Nuevo León, and more recently, it is being embraced nationwide ... click on title for more