Talavera – From Spain to Puebla, and Beyond

Talavera – From Spain to Puebla, and Beyond

One of the best known types of Mexican ceramic is Talavera, based on techniques from the Spanish town of the same name, Talavera de la Reina, in Castile. Last year, while at Mexico City's airport. I bought the jar with lid pictured at the top of this post, as well as a lovely plate. At that point, I was convinced I was acquiring authentic Talavera pieces ... click on title for more 

Camotes de Puebla- Traditional Sweet Potato Treats

Camotes de Puebla- Traditional Sweet Potato Treats

The Mexican state of Puebla has one of the richest cuisines in the country, recognized for iconic dishes such as mole Poblano (Puebla Style red mole), or chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano peppers in walnut sauce), particularly popular during the month of September, to commemorate Mexico's Independence.  There are also many sweet preparations, and the traditional treat to bring back home after a visit to Puebla, is a box of flavoured sweet potato treats ... click on title for more

Quesadillas from Corn Dough – A Pure Mexican Delight

Quesadillas from Corn Dough – A Pure Mexican Delight

For an at-home Noche de Grito, this September 15, and to set the mood for a festive, socially distanced, Independence Day on September 16, nothing like some homemade antojitos (little cravings). Called quesadillas in Mexico City, dobladas in Guadalajara if they have fillings other than cheese, or molotes in Puebla and empanadas in Southern Mexico if they are deep fried, these corn-dough folded treats by any name are still a pure Mexican delight ... click on title for more