Chiapas Style Garnachitas – A Snack from Southern Mexico

Chiapas Style Garnachitas – A Snack from Southern Mexico

The word garnacha has several uses in the Spanish language. In Mexico, it has become a generic name for any sort of street food, especially if it is fried, and usually corn dough based; however, the original garnacha, still very traditional in Southern states and along the Gulf of Mexico, is a fried corn dough disc topped with different ingredients, depending on the region. The state of Chiapas has a diminutive version of its own ... click on title for more

Vuelve a la Vida – A “Reviving” Seafood Cocktail for Any Season

Vuelve a la Vida – A “Reviving” Seafood Cocktail for Any Season

"Vuelve a la vida" , translated from Spanish as "back to life", or "reviving", is a seafood cocktail, so flavourful and loaded with nutrients, that promises to energize any tired (or hung over) eater with a happy disposition.  Its place of origin is somewhat litigious, since it may be found not only at restaurants in the Mexican states of Campeche and Veracruz, where the cocktail is presented in thick, large goblets,  but also as far South as the streets of Venezuela, sold in jars for portability.  However, The recipe I am sharing in this post, comes indisputably from Veracruz, where locals add a secret ingredient to their sauce (hint: it's orange and bubbly) ... click on title for more