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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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Mexican Cooking Live with Zarela

My friend Zarela Martinez has started this live cooking experience and it looks great. Zarela has spread her vast knowledge of south of the border cooking all across New York and now you can learn from her live online. Its called “Mexican Cooking live With Zarela” amd you can join in by following the prompts […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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