The Flying Clay Pot from Jalisco

The Flying Clay Pot from Jalisco

"La cazuela voladora" (The Flying Clay Pot) is a bubbly preparation in which tequila and a variety of citrus flavours conflate, popular in all of the Mexican state of Jalisco. During my visit to the town of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, I saw a giant version of it at one of the local restaurants, and I decided to give it a try back home in Canada, in a more manageable size … click on title for more

An Heirloom Recipe

An Heirloom Recipe

My friend Paco's mom digitalized her recipes, many of them heirlooms from her Italian grandmother, putting them all together in a recipe book. I was lucky enough to browse through it, and asked my friend to pick a couple regarded as his mom's trademarks that I could share in my blog … click on title for more

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

Mexican Christmas Eve Salad

When it comes to Christmas time dishes, Mexican cuisine is filled with European influence: cod stew, creamy soups, and desserts such as fruit cake or even a Yule log are to be expected in many Mexican households during this time of year. Christmas Eve salad is a true example of the fusion of Old World ingredients, such as beets and oranges, and other indigenous to the Americas, such as jícama and peanuts … click on title for more

Pan de Yema – A Day of the Dead Bread from Oaxaca

Pan de Yema – A Day of the Dead Bread from Oaxaca

All wheat-based bread in Mexico has a clear Spanish or French influence, and this particular one can be traced to Spanish recipes, but some families have been baking this bread in the Mexican state of Oaxaca for several generations. Pan de yema translates as “yolk bread”, an apt name since a batch contains several eggs and a few extra yolks, giving them their characteristic flaky texture and slightly yellow tone … click on title for more