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New York City, Get Ready For Masa Fest!

Mexican food fans, mark your calendar: August 9
Jul 24, 2014 2:30 pm

Without masa harina, there would be no tortillas. Without tortillas, there would be no nachos, enchiladas, huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos, steak tacos, fish tacos...no tacos, period. No arepas, pupusas, tamales or sopes, either. Embrace this crucial ingredient, learn its importance in all our lives, then let's go get tacos at Masafest on August 9 on the Rockaway Boardwalk at 97th Street. All the details, after the jump. 

Fire It Up! A Grilled Tomato-Watermelon Michelada Recipe

A refreshingly spicy cocktail hot off the grill
Jul 10, 2014 2:00 pm
grilled michelada
Photo: Katie Chudy

There are few better things than an ice cold michelada on a scorching hot summer day. But, while you're dripping with sweat anyway, might as well fire up the grill to add an extra dimension to the already grand, tomato juice-spiked classic Mexican beer cocktail. This version, featuring watermelon and shishito peppers, packs a punch you're going to dig.

12 Light And Summery Mexican Recipes

Ceviche, enchilada, agua fresca for warm weather
Jun 23, 2014 11:00 am

When the season turns to summer, we can’t make enough of these Mexican dishes. Because, it makes us think about traveling to Mexico. We think of rays of sunny warmth. Heat, sweat and a chilled Modelo to cool things down. We think of grilled meats and bursts of acid from a freshly halved lime. We think of the fine mix of smoked clams and tequila. Mexican cooking is warm-weather cooking for us, and here are 12 recipes to help get you in the mood. 

World Cup Fever Burns In Queens: 7 Places To Watch The Games And Eat So Well

Go...Argentina, Italy, Croatia, South Korea!
Jun 9, 2014 11:00 am

What better place to take in the World Cup (beginning this Thursday, June 12) than that most international of New York City boroughs, Queens. During the final matches die-hard fans are known to ride up down Roosevelt Avenue as the 7 train rumbles overhead waving the flags of their respective countries. From Argentina to Italy and Croatia to South Korea, our list of international spots has all your eating, drinking and soccer watching needs covered.

Mesamerica 2014: Culinary Students Are The Focus At Mexico’s Ego-Free Food Fest

Enrique Olvera hosts the weekend symposium
May 27, 2014 11:00 am

Mexico is one of the most celebrated and beloved food cultures in the world and last weekend's Mesamerica conference paid homage to the reverence for culinary tradition that pumps blood through the heart of every Mexican kitchen — inviting chefs, farmers, food producers, distillers, brewers, academics and journalists who are turning to the ancient foodways of this vast and diverse country for fresh ideas and inspiration. Jody Eddy was on the scene.

Here's How to Drink Better Cerveza This Cinco De Mayo

Brews to make your spring fiesta red-hot!
May 1, 2014 2:00 pm

It may not be quite such a big fiesta in Mexico, but in America, May 5th is a serious party fueled by tequila, cervezas and mas cervezas. Bars are going to be crowded and rowdy, think St. Patrick’s Day but with less green and more sombreros. If you’re into a little more space and a little less mayhem, throw a Cinco De Mayo bottle share. I've got your tasting list covered right here.

Hold The Spit Take! There's Actually Some Good Wines Being Produced In Mexico.

Wait, the land of tacos and tequila? Read on.
Feb 20, 2014 2:00 pm

When most of us think of “drinking Mexican,” we imagine ourselves sipping a refreshing margarita. Or maybe even an exotic mezcal. But Mexico’s wine producers want to remind us that they have been around for a very long time. After several generations of big, hot, brash wines, a new generation of producers is ready to show that they can make elegant world-class vino. Read on.

Alex Stupak's Wild Oaxaca Market Adventure

NYC chef was on a chorizo and chapulines tear
Feb 6, 2014 10:00 am

We quickly discovered on our recent visit to Oaxaca with chefs Alex Stupak and Lauren Resler that the couple would be perfectly happy doing nothing else on their trip but wandering through the region’s vast markets. And man did they hit some markets in this chile-packed day in the Mexican state.

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