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Picture-Perfect Pozole Party

Watch on Vimeo Chef Rick Bayless explores the history, ingredients and varieties of the quintessential hominy-and-pork dish from Guerrero, which you should seek out in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and Acapulco. Runtime: 25 min.


The Sound of Mariachi

A collection of Mexico's signature music, mariachi, which arose in the region of Jalisco. The perfect mood-setting soundtrack.

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Alt staple lunch: Mexicans push return of an ancient grain

Once as fundamental to Central and South American diets as corn and beans, amaranth virtually disappeared after the Spanish banned it because of its u...

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Mezcal vs Tequila: The Story of Mexico's Agave-Based Spirits

In this episode of The Dish podcast, get a complete history of these iconic Mexican spirits — Oaxaca's mezcal and Jalisco's tequila —and hear from...

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Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet

Originating in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, this traditional Spanish-influenced music is a trademark of the country and survives in modern form in the present day. This short documentary from UNESCO offers a valuable introduction to its history and cultural significance. Runtime: 10 min.

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Lime and its importance for corn tortillas

Making a tortilla is trickier than you think. This insightful article explains how limestone (calcium carbonate) is converted into calcium hydroxide,...

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20 Mexican Recipes for Pozole, Chile Verde, Tacos and More

It's impossible to condense all of the country's food into one list, but these 20 Mexican recipes are a good start. Keep reading for Mexican favorite...

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Learn about Tequila: Everything you need to know

A good introduction to the history, manufacture and types of this trademark Mexican spirit, produced in the states of Jalisco (the homeland), Guanaju...

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