ArchivesTag : El Fuerte

Rick Bayless Advice on Avacados

Rick’s book, “Mexico, One Plate at a Time’” has a very helpful section on avacados: 1.What types to use…California or Haas are best, and be sure they are ripe. 2.Good stuff on gualcamole flavoring…like how to work with avacados in guacamole and other basics 3. Keeping guacamole without overdoing the lime…thanks for the pointers, Rick! We enjoyed […]

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Orange Flan from Diana Kennedy

Diana Kennedy’s regional dishes cookbook has a great recipe for flan, actually orange flan. You can get flan in several places in the Sierras- sometimes though it is a bit manufactured. One place I remember getting it and enjoying it was at “El Supremo” off the square in El Fuerte. El Fuerte is a fine […]

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Taquitos…in Champaign, Illinois

People wonder why if I am a guide in Copper Canyon Mexico…why do I live in Champaign, Illinois? Three good reasons: 1. Champaign Urbana is a cool place to live…one of the truly “micro-urban” spots- the term was coined here. This video is a great intro to the Champaign Urbana vibe . 2. I like mountains […]

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Vegetables with Taquitos in El Fuerte

El Fuerte has many charms- the river and its wealth of wildlife, the petroglyphs, the architecture and so much more. And one real draw for this lovely colonial town is the food. The proximity to vast vegetable production areas makes this place and its market a real find for those who love their greens and […]

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Birria

This soup is a staple in the small towns especially to the west. Wiki points out that it was originally from Jalsico and is popular in the markets in Guadalajara- wherever it came from, they love it in Temoris and El Fuerte and I do too! The basis of the soup is the meat and […]

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