A Flavorful Visit With Susana Trilling In Oaxaca

An interview with the Mexican cooking pro at home
Jan 28, 2014 2:00 pm
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Photo: Evan Sung

Here's an interview with Susana Trilling, the Texas-born chef who moved to Mexico 25 years ago and is now one of the foremost proponents of Oaxacan cuisine. All this, and photos of Empellon's Alex Stupak in her cooking class, after the jump.

Jen Queen Is The World's Newest Mezcalier

The who? She's certified to serve mezcal of course.
Jan 23, 2014 5:30 pm

Wine has its sommeliers. So, naturally, mezcal has its mezcaliers. As more and more people discover tequila’s older, smokier cousin, they’ll need someone to help them navigate the growing body of mezcals available on this side of the border. Jen Queen is the latest person certified to do just that. Read our interview, plus get her recipe for a mezcal julep.  

5 Spas And Resorts To Improve Your Health, And Eat Well While Doing So

From Mexico to India to a beach in Thailand
Jan 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Yes, signing up for that gym membership was a smart move. But wellness means more than hitting the elliptical. You need balance: wholesome cooking, a restorative massage (or three) and a few iPhone-free moments of meditation. And the best way to do that is to unplug and hop on an airplane to a wellness resport. Here are five to try.

Aaron Sanchez Knows How To Prepare For Day Of The Dead

Get to know Día De Los Muertos with acclaimed chef
Nov 1, 2013 12:09 am

Halloween may be over, but Day of The Dead is in full swing (it runs through Saturday), which is why we asked Aaron Sanchez to fill us in on this festive Latin celebration.  The Chopped judge shares his thoughts on the holiday, and throws in a family recipe for tamales de mole Amarillo, which you should try to make this weekend!

How A Dallas Chef Cooked Thai Cuisine At Foro Mundial Gastronomia Mexicana

With a lesson: Anything can happen at Señor Frogs
Oct 23, 2013 11:00 am

Held October 9-12 in Acapulco, the Global Forum of Mexican Cuisine aimed to celebrate and examine Mexico’s food systems and culinary culture through conferences and workshops covering topics like food production, techniques, nutritional sciences and food sustainability. Participating chefs and presenters included Enrique Olvera, Alex Stupak and Rich Bayless. Dallas chef Braden Wages (Malai Kitchen) was also on hand to lead a demonstration with Dallas-based Mexican restaurateur Mico Rodriguez. Their mission — explain the similarities between Thai and Mexican cuisines. A stretch for some, but not for Wages who wrote in to tell us about it. 

John Besh Took Over Our Instagram Account During His Taco-Fueled Trip To Mexico

Chef shares street food pics from Guadalajara
Aug 19, 2013 12:30 pm

We asked our man John Besh to take over our Instagram account this past weekend during his "research and development mission" to Mexico with his friend Aarón Sanchez (of Chopped fame). Take a look at some of the pictures he posted from Guadalajara, toasted grasshoppers included.

15 Stories To Celebrate National Tequila Day (With A Pinch Of Salt)

Facts, best bottles, Mexico trips, recipes and more
Jul 24, 2013 4:01 pm

Happy National Tequila Day! And we thought we were done "for a while" after Cinco de Mayo. But enough people informed us that July 24th is indeed the official day for Americans to celebrate one of a million we love about Mexico's food and drink culture — maybe the biggest one, in fact — so we thought we'd round up our 15 favorite...

Tequila’s Little Secret: With 1,000 Brands, It Might All Just Be The Same Stuff

Get smart. Get to know your tequila NOM.
Jul 11, 2013 1:01 pm

The rapid flood of new tequilas onto the market has spurred some suspicion among buyers, retailers and connoisseurs in the American tequila trade: For with roughly 140 distilleries in Jalisco now making more than 1,000 tequila brands, it seems possible — even probable — that many tequilas are identical products, and only sporting different labels. We investigated.


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