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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…

{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Pia Aiko Tokiyama, Owner of Oaxaca’s La Betulia Bed and Breakfast

Pia Aiko Tokiyama | La Betulia | Oaxaca

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Pia Tokiyamo, the owner and operator of La Betulia Bed and Breakfast in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Betulia is walking distance from Oaxaca’s Centro Histórico and features eight guest rooms and one two-bedroom serviced apartment. I stayed here with a group of food bloggers, chefs, and food aficionados during a week-long retreat with Eat.Drink.Cook.Mexico and am so happy to have discovered this little gem.
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La Casa de Mis Recuerdos + Squash Blossom Omelet Recipe

La Casa de Mis Recuerdos Squash Blossom Omelet | Lola's Cocina | www.lolascocina.com

La Casa de Mis Recuerdos (The House of My Memories) is one of the oldest and most beautiful bed and breakfasts in Oaxaca and proprietors Conchita Arroyo Cabrera and Moises Valencia have been receiving guests in their colonial style home for over 35 years. From the moment you enter the courtyard it’s apparent where its name derives as you find yourself lost in a magical world of patios, terraces, and flower-covered walls. Read More…

Colombia’s Street Art + Interview with Christian Peterson, Co-Founder of Bogota Graffiti Tour

Lola in Bogota_Bogota Street TourOver the holidays, my husband and I decided to skip town and fly south for the winter on a tri-city tour of Colombia. We ate and drank our way through Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena but we were still hungry for something more. We found it in Colombia’s emerging street art scene. Read More…