Blue Corn Stories

Food Trip to Mexico City

I have just been in Mexico City (and the butterfly areas of Michoacán) and we are close to launching our new culinary trips to the “Big Apple of Mexico”. The place is full of foodie delights, from the upscale restaurants of Polanco to the daily cafes of Coyacan to the street food of the central […]

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Food Book Offer from Lonely Planet

I just received a “3 for 2” offer for Lonely Planet guidebooks and I would highly recommend it. The books are not overpriced anyway and their quality to foodies is unsurpassed. Even their phrasebooks are packed with valuable food info. Here is an example from my travels last week in Mexico City. We are putting […]

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Real Mexican Tortas

I was in Chihuahua the other day and Alfredo Murillo and I dropped into a new little streetside eatery in Casas Grandes. I was a little cautious about the place–not being sure the food would be that tasty. So we both ordered tortas–like their primo one with lots of meat. It was one of the […]

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Breakfast on market day in Tlatlauquitepec

Sun rises. I am in search of coffee. Blood sausage is delicious as it sizzles. Breakfast smells rise in the steam from a host of vendors. Pulque bubbles in old Fanta bottles and is served with meats, eggs, vegetables and tortillas. Perfect. Tlatlauquitepec, Puebla, Mexico

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Our next culinary trips to Copper Canyon

The Blue Corn Express We call this premier culinary trip in Copper Canyon “The Blue Corn Express”. The idea was born 4 years ago on the Copper Canyon train as I was daydreaming about all the tremendous food experiences I had up and down the train line. It occurred to me that foodies travel the […]

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Mexican Cooking Live with Zarela

My friend Zarela Martinez has started this live cooking experience and it looks great. Zarela has spread her vast knowledge of south of the border cooking all across New York and now you can learn from her live online. Its called “Mexican Cooking live With Zarela” amd you can join in by following the prompts […]

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A Tiny Cafe in Cuetzalan, Puebla

There is a reason that Cuetzalan was named the first Puebla Magica in Mexico some 10 years ago. It is a truly magic place. Recently as I was walking the streets there I wandered into this little cafe to discover a miracle and a delicious breakfast. We plan to start trips to this place as […]

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One of my favorite Copper Canyon eateries

Usually I don’t frequent Creel that much on our Copper Canyon trips and our groups for one reason or another don’t either. But when I am there I always like to stop into Estelas place to get a bite. This little hole in the wall is just right–good food, wood stove, low prices She keeps […]

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Tequila has delicious cousins in Chihuahua

Tequila is king- except in Chihuahua Certainly the product of Blue Agave is the most famous of the Mexican spirits. And it is assumed to be the only or the best of the Mexican distillates. But this is far from true. Recently some other ones are appearing in the United States and placing quite well […]

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The New York Times Travel Show

New York Travel Show, 2012 Last March we ventured to the Big Apple to tell the Copper Canyon story at the annual New York Times Travel show at the Javvits Center along the Hudson River. It was a great show and the New York crowd was huge. This one is a good travel show for […]

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