Understanding canela, or Mexican cinnamon

Mexico Life Mexican cinnamon’s subtle heat and warm flavor add complexity and richness to a variety of dishes. Understanding canela, or Mexican cinnamon With whiffs of vanilla, honey and florals, it’s perfect for sweet or savory dishes   Published on Saturday, October 16, 2021         85SHARES If you’ve noticed that the cinnamon here in Mexico tastes different than what you’re used to in Canada or the United  States, you would be correct. Canela (Mexican or Ceylon cinnamon) Read More …

Brighten your holiday with Mexico’s ever-popular ponche navideño

Ponche navideño is Mexico’s version of holiday punch. Brighten your holiday with Mexico’s ever-popular ponche navideño This mulled beverage is a winner no matter how you make it Holidays are always a good time to add something new and festive to the table, don’t you think? In Mexico, the winter holidays stretch from December 12, the Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe, to the Day of the Magi on January 6. I’ve lived in neighborhoods where posadas moved from house Read More …

Beautiful Mascota, between Guadalajara and PV, awes and enraptures

Mascota’s history goes back well before the Spanish arrived in the Americas. Beautiful Mascota, between Guadalajara and PV, awes and enraptures Guachinango and La Campana are two delightful spots to visit along the way Published on Friday, October 23, 2020 Mascota, Jalisco, is a charming little town located three-fourths of the way between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta as the cuervo flies, with a history that goes back countless centuries, long before the Spaniards arrived. Twenty years ago, guide books like Read More …

LITTEN BRØD: A DANISH BAKERY IN PUERTO VALLARTA

LITTEN BRØD: A DANISH BAKERY IN PUERTO VALLARTA Jorge Chávez Founded by Brian Bielenberg and Jupy Monarrez, Litten Brød is a Danish artisan bakery that opened its doors in February 2020 in the Puerto Vallarta’s dynamic Romantic Zone. Motivated by the opportunity to meet it, the Vallarta Lifestyles editorial staff visited this establishment to discover its concept and main specialties. “Litten Brød is born from a deep respect and love for the timeless traditions of baking authentic cakes, rustic sourdough Read More …

PUERTO VALLARTA RESTAURANTS JOIN FORCES TO HELP KIDS WITH CANCER

PUERTO VALLARTA RESTAURANTS JOIN FORCES TO HELP KIDS WITH CANCER Jorge Chávez During the past years, in October, Bravos, Poblanos Cocina Mexicana and Siam Cocina Thai restaurants used to hold a fashion show with La Sirena Reina’s swimwear, with a fabulous brunch organized by Pamela Thompson. It always a fun event, all proceeds from the tickets sales were donated to CANICA (Centro de Apoyo a Niños con Cáncer, A.C.) (Support Center for Children with Cancer) and Dr. Claudia del Moral. Read More …

PRESENTING 12TH EDITION OF VALLARTA · NAYARIT GASTRONÓMICA

PRESENTING 12TH EDITION OF VALLARTA · NAYARIT GASTRONÓMICA Jorge Chávez Oct. 12, 2020 97 views The details of the 12th edition of Vallarta · Nayarit Gastronómica were recently announced, event that will take place from October 29th to 31st, 2020 with a hybrid (face-to-face/virtual) format. 27 prominent chefs and nine sommeliers/mixologist will be present at Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Six international chefs, as well as Michelin stars and Master Chefs will share their culinary knowledge in a virtually way. Read More …

Preparation is the key when cooking eggplant

Mexico Life The purplish-black, pear-shaped eggplant is the most common. Preparation is the key when cooking eggplant Like tomatoes, they’re a fruit belonging to the nightshade family Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 My first memories of eggplant are not good ones. Every Sunday, my mother would make the recipe from the New York Times Magazine for dinner. Whatever it was – cold cucumber soup comes to mind — it would be on our plates that evening. My siblings and Read More …

La Gran Familia Gastronómica se reactiva en el VNG Híbrido 2020

  La Gran Familia Gastronómica se reactiva en el VNG Híbrido 2020 September 30, 2020/by Norma Hernández Del 29 al 31 de octubre, Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica celebra su 12° aniversario con una Edición Especial Híbrido, en el año más atípico y complicado para la industria del turismo y la gastronomía. La gastronomía es sinónimo de compartir, de deleitar el alma a través de los alimentos, de convivir con las personas que nos importan. Y eso lo que nos propone el Read More …

Prickly pear cactus doesn’t look like a tasty treat—but it is

Eloise Serralde Nieto prepares a nopal tortilla. Prickly pear cactus doesn’t look like a tasty treat—but it is Nopal, as it is known in Mexico, is a nutritious plant that has been cultivated for 9,000 years By Joseph Sorrentino There aren’t many people who upon passing a prickly pear cactus would think, “Well, that looks like a tasty and nutritious plant.” Its stems tend to be thick and uninviting and its pads are covered with long needles. Worse, tucked in Read More …

An Uber in Mexico; Not common but finding a way!

Mexico is a great country to find solutions, with using existing methods, and as well using new technology! While I will say that is not the normal Uber Eats delivery driver, he found his way! My thoughts are, if I was him: “What do I have and how can I do it?” That is the Mexican way; period. Mexico is an incredible country, filled with loving and generational families, all tied together.   It is normal for a family of Read More …