Norteno Recipes

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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Recipe for Pecan Soup

We were recemtly down in Copper Canyon with a train trip and had this soup. It is Pecan Soup with Chipotle and it is to die for. Click on that link and you will get the recipe from one of our other Copper Canyon sites. Here are some photos of the soup:  

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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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Stuffed Peppers

Zarela Martinez is one of the classic Chihuahua chefs and is of course the founder of the well known New York eatery, “Zarela”. She is a champion of Norteno food and of Chihuahua culture. Her recipes regularly feature cream, nuts, veggies of all kinds- the staples of northern Mexico cuisine. Her site is one of […]

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Andy’s Sotol #2

The Strawberry creation from Andy Borbely was only the beginning- his best was yet to come. This one is sure to be an award winner: Set up two rocks glasses on the bar Add ice to one glass as well as ½ oz Pernod In the second glass, add ½ teaspoon sugar ¼ oz BitterCube […]

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Andy’s Sotol #1

Mixologist Andy Borbely at Seven Saints in Champaign, Illinois got excited last night when he took his first sip of Don Cuco Reposado Sotol. He and consultant Paul Simpson agreed that this fine spirit will live a good life just sipped or on the rocks. But soon Andy disappeared in the back and out came […]

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One of the best hamburgers I have ever had!

This guy Paco recently opened a cafe at the Pemex staion on the bypass in Nuevo Casas Grandes. I love his enchiladas, soups, etc. But by far one of the best is his hamburgers- the chili sauce on top is to die for! This one is going to be a regular stop on The Blue […]

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Apples in Mennonite country

One of the major crops in the Copper Canyon area comes from the Mennonite basin and the Cuauhtemoc area. The vast apple (as well as prunes, pears, etc) stretch as far as you can see and supply almost as many apples and juice as the Washington state areas. Here are some images of this incredible […]

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Agua Chile at Titas

I have blogged before about this incredible dish we often enjoy at the bottom of Copper Canyon at Titas place in the little town of Urique. Usually this place is known for its colorful history. More currently it is famous for being the home of the Copper Canyon ultra- marathon, 54 miles of grueling trail […]

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