Mexico

15 Recipes For Mexican Food And Drinks: The Basics

It’s prime time for the fine cuisine of Mexico!
Apr 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Whether you’re gearing up for Cinco de Mayo (or perhaps Cinco de Cuatro, for those of you planning another Arrested Development-themed party) or just want some go-to recipes to quickly satisfy a craving for Mexican food, this is the list for you. We’ve gathered some staples of Mexican cuisine to get you started, including some excellent drinks to keep your warm-weather fiestas feisty.

You Can Go Beyond Tequila: The Wide, Wild World Of Agave Spirits

Mezcal, raicilla and bacanora are all deserving
Apr 20, 2015 1:00 pm

Tequila is just one of many spirits — more specifically, one of many agave spirits — native to Mexico. How did a drink from one region, made from a single local plant, come to represent the entire country? It’s a question few people think to ask…that is, until they start discovering Mexico’s other spirits.

Enrique Olvera's Cosme Is Serious. Also? These 5 Places For Mexican In NYC.

Good New York City Mexican is no longer an oxymoron
Feb 6, 2015 12:00 pm

At New York newcomer Cosme, chef Enrique Olvera combines a Mexican mindset with local ingredients from the Hudson Valley and surrounding regions. Pete Wells took notice and awarded the Mexican chef three stars last week. Here are five other places (well, four places and one neighborhood) that skip the gimmicky props — for the most part — and dish out authentic, regional Mexican food in New York City.

A Restaurant In Mexico Is Decorated With 10,000 Bones! It's Rad.

New Guadalajara opening rattles and shakes
Dec 16, 2014 11:00 am

We're guessing that a lot of blood, sweat and perhaps even tears went into the making of the restaurant Hueso in Mexico. Though its cool, whitewashed palette exemplifies a kind of effortlessness, the space (which translates to "bone"), and its overall design concept reflects a meticulously literal commitment to its name.

What’s Enrique Olvera Doing With All That Wasabi And Yuzu Kosho? Mexican Food.

At Cosme in NYC, simple food with a Mexican soul
Oct 27, 2014 9:00 am

“I didn’t come here to cook like my grandmother,” says Mexico’s most famous chef, Enrique Olvera, sitting on a stool at his new Flatiron restaurant Cosme. As Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard finds out, the Mexico City chef is taking Manhattan in stride.

You've Heard About Slow Food. Get Ready For Slow Tequila.

Here are 5 bottles of stone-milled tequila to try
Aug 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Mexico’s most famous spirit has a long, rich history and should be enjoyed as such. Fine 100% agave tequilas are made to be sipped rather than slammed. A precious few are made using such a painstakingly artisanal process that it would be a shame to throw them down your gullet without savoring them. Here's more details and 5 bottles to try.

Passion In The Jungle Cocktail Recipe

A tart, fruit-driven concoction from the Yucatan
Jun 27, 2014 2:00 pm

What makes this juicy rum drink memorable is its surprisingly tart profile. The same pucker also makes it the perfect contrast to Mayan spices found in the Yucatan, where our intrepid cocktail correspondent Brian Quinn first encountered it. See how it's made here.

Chocolate Bars Inspired By Jackson Pollock, Maybe An Acid Trip

A chocolate tribute to the expressionist artist
Jun 18, 2014 10:00 am

Check out these chocolate bars inspired by the American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. The artist’s iconic style is recreated on chocolate by hand-painting cocoa butter with all-natural food coloring. The bars are made of 55% Colombian cocoa concentration, and are not only stunning but also rich in flavor.  

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