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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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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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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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Rajas idea…add corn!

I just love Mexican cooking. This morning on the Food Network, Marcella Valladolid cooked some rajas and she had a really good idea – include sweet corn (elotes). She prepped the peppers and cooked the dish just like we showed here on this blog – and how Christina Dimacali did on her show in Philly. […]

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Huitlacoche…don’t ask, just eat it!

This delicacy is really just corn smut– not exactly what one might consider fine cuisine. Yet in Chihuahua and through the Copper Canyon area, this black oozy stuff is served as a fine food. My first experience was in the home of friends in Chihuahua City. Our hosts beamed with pride as they served us […]

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Arroz Blanco

  You can make this with just about anything in it…my starting point is with James Peyton’s Arroz Blanco I. I have had this many times in many forms in the Sierra Madres- never too spicy- just as a side dish. Anyway, I start with oil in a flat pan and chop up some onion […]

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