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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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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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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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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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Dinner at Casa de Nopal

Recently we enjoyed a typical Chihuahua dinner of norteño food at Casa de Nopal in Casas Grandes. There were several special guests there: Richard Fisher, Copper Canyon photographer, explorer, and author of Copper Canyon, Mexico. Also Patrocinio Lopez, the premier violin maker in Copper Canyon was there as well as three of his daughters. And […]

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The Next Culinary Trip to Copper Canyon

Its coming up April 30 – May 8 and this one should be really fun. We plan to include the little village of Temoris as well as the Casas Grandes area- the home of many delicious foods and the amazing Mata Ortiz pottery. Check the itinerary here.

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Noritari and Chef Sol

The recent culinary trip to Copper Canyon on the train was the first of its kind and a raging success. We experienced the rugged and hearty ranch food in the mountains, the tasty seacoast creations in El Fuerte, the unique cheesy creations of the Mennonites- AND the creative and warm hospitality of Chef Sol at […]

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A refreshing Sotol drink…Sotol Cooler

These warm September evenings are perfect for a fresh new cooler type drink. My wife and enjoyed this one that I created last night as we sat in our back yard with the evening creeping in. Here are the ingredients: – one oz sotol – I used Don Coco “Suave” – it is a bit […]

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Sotol and how to buy it…if you can find it.

Sotol is much like tequila, but I think smoother overall – in particular it lacks the aftertaste of some tequilas. Another difference I have noticed is that there  is no hangover. A note on sotol brands: this stuff is hard to find in US stores. You can by it on our journeys and the import […]

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Harina Tortillas…how do they get them so thin?

I have seen this done in homes, on roadsides, and in little roadhouse eateries on this one near Janos. It looks easy when you see it done. However to keep those thin little deals to keep from rolling up on the roller is a trick…a pressure and timing trick. Watch this video closely to see […]

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