Country: Mexico

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February 22, 2021

By Peg Kern

History of the Margarita and a Recipe for a Classic Margarita Cocktail

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Wines & Spirits, Mexico

Happy National Margarita Day! The margarita cocktail is a bit like the Italian dessert tiramisú. There are many different stories for how it got invented and by whom! And there is not even consensus on how the name of the cocktail came about. One thing there is consensus on? That it is one of the world's most beloved and recognizable cocktails. So what is a margarita? It always includes three… Read
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February 9, 2021

By Peg Kern

5 Best Beach Vacations for Foodies with The International Kitchen

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain

You may think that, when organizing your next vacation, you have to choose between a culinary vacation and a beach vacation. But you would be wrong! We have plenty of fabulous foodie trips that combine both hands-on cooking classes and foodie tours with amazing time at the beach. And let's face it. We're all ready for some relaxation after a year of pandemic. So whether you're looking to travel this… Read
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November 1, 2019

By The International Kitchen

The Culinary Traditions and Altars of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Special Occasions, Mexico

What is the Day of the Dead? It is a popular and long-standing Mexican celebration of the deceased that occurs over Halloween (All Hallow's Eve), All Saint's Day (November 1), and All Soul's Day (November 2). This is the period when the threshold between the living and the dead is seen as at its "thinnest" and most permeable. The holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico and in communities of Mexican heritage… Read
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May 2, 2018

By Peg Kern

Exploring Ancient Mesoamerica on a Cooking Vacation in Mexico

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Mexico

We love each of our culinary vacations in Mexico. Mexican cuisine is one of our favorites here at TIK, and living in Chicago means we have access to some really fabulous Mexican eateries, from authentic little mom-and-pop shops to high-end gourmet restaurants. But let's face it - if you're traveling to Mexico, chances are you want to see more than just the inside of a kitchen. We can talk about… Read
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April 30, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Mexican Chiltomate Sauce

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, Mexico

Do you know where tomatoes come from? They first grew in the western part of South America, and were subsequently cultivated by the Aztecs and Incas over a thousand years ago before being introduced into Europe during the Sixteenth Century. Hailing from Mexico's Yucatan region, Chiltomate is considered one of the world's oldest tomato sauces. It is both easy to make and delicious, and is traditionally served with grilled meats.… Read
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January 10, 2018

By The International Kitchen

Tamales, Tamales!

Filed Under  Food History, Special Occasions, Mexico, USA

The tamal or tamale dates back to as early as 7000 BC in ancient Mesoamerican history when Aztec women would tag along as cooks during battles. Because battles were long and far from home, sustainable food that was portable and easily heated was required and because tamales could be premade in large quantities, they quickly became popular. According to history, tamales were originally buried in hot ashes. Later the Aztecs… Read
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