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{TRES DEL MES} Three Tips from Mexico City Baker Eliceo Lara

It’s no secret that baking is not my forte, but a chance encounter with Mexico City’s beloved baker, Eliceo Lara, inspired me to pull out my rolling pin, sprinkle a bit of flour on my face, and get my bake on. I first crossed paths with Eliceo while on one of my summer trips to Mexico.
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One Week in Mexico City: Cooking, Baking, Fiestas, Day Trips, and Family Time

Every time I travel to Mexico, my plan is to take notes and photos throughout the day and write a blog post on what I did while everything is fresh in my head. This never happens, because I tend to get too caught up in the moment. Read More…

Mollete Recipe + Oaxaca’s Estancia de Valenica Bed and Breakfast

Estancia de Valenica is a beautiful bed and breakfast located in the heart of Oaxaca, just a short walk from cafes, parks, restaurants, and the historic Santo Domingo church. While it is centrally located, once you step into the beautiful three-bedroom home, you won’t want to leave. It’s lovely outdoor fountain and patio emit tranquility and the colorful kitchen and perfectly curated art collection show a deep appreciation for Mexican culture. Read More…

Mexico City: Baking Pan Dulce with Dulce Hogar’s Eliceo Lara

This summer while in Mexico I learned to make Mexican sweet bread. Amado and I took a 5:45 a.m. flight to Mexico City and hit the ground running the minute we landed. While Amado bonded with his cousins, I took a pan dulce class with Eliceo Lara, a professional baker, cake decorator, and food blogger based in the Las Américas neighborhood in northern Mexico City. This is where I finally met one of my blogger amigas Daniela Cho of The Spiced Kitchen and together we learned to make conchas and other traditional breads.
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{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with La Reyna del Sur: El Sabor Zapoteco’s Reyna Mendoza Ruiz

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, I reflected upon the women from various walks of life who have had a positive impact on who I am today. This inspired me to develop a blog series highlighting some of these women and give you a taste of what they bring to the table. It is in this spirit of sharing that we can grow, bear fruit, and nourish the spirit of sisterhood here and throughout the world. Read More…