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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We go to Copper Canyon 2-3 times per month!

The Sierra Madre food is the focus of “The Blue Corn Express” and it is  local, unique and delicious. Wood stoves are common and local creations abound. Join us to explore this little known corner of the culinary world.

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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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Chihuahua Event in New York City

  Chihuahua Querida! Zarela Martinez has put together a very special event to promote her homeland of Chihuahua, Mexico and it is filled with food experiences. You have to know that anything Zarela is associated with will be delicious- and this one is not to miss. Zarela, her son Aaron Sanchez and a host of […]

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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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Sotol…a visit to Don Cuco in Janos

The way we like to end our Copper Canyon tours is with a stop at the Don Cuco Sotol hacienda operated by Celso Jaques and family near Janos. Celso is a Chihuahua culture icon and this place and the heritage of their operation is a key part of the Chihuahua scene. I hope you enjoy […]

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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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