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

Mixiote Packets with Herbed Sauce

Mixiote Packets with Herbed Sauce

Mixiote is the name of the film that is peeled off full-grown agave leaves (maguey), used to wrap food for steaming. Peeling mixiotes damages the plant, and in many cases, causes its death, so nowadays the traditional dish wrapped in actual maguey film is mostly found locally; conscious cooks elsewhere, use only eco-certified mixiotes, or substitute with parchment paper altogether, but the dish is still called mixiote ... click on title for more

Coricos – Ring- Shaped Corn Cookies

Coricos – Ring- Shaped Corn Cookies

Coricos are ring-shaped cookies made with corn flour, very traditional in some northern Mexican states.  In small communities and rural settlements, homemade batches of these sweet treats are baked year-round, and especially for Catholic Holy week and Easter.   In larger communities and cities, packages of coricos are omnipresent at supermarkets and corner store displays alike ... click on title for more