Tag Archives: Mexico

The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende

The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende

I discovered the satirical blog The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende by Richard Lander* while doing research on the town. It was the first blog that had made me laugh out loud in a long time. It was hilarious but it especially resonated because we...
The Sounds of San Miguel de Allende

The Sounds of San Miguel de Allende

The band had mercifully stopped massacring a 1970s Steely Dan number and were taking a break. This wasn’t technically the ‘jazz’ that was advertised at this San Miguel de Allende bar, but then not much in San Miguel met expectations, apart from the prettiness of...
Taking Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes in San Miguel

Taking Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes in San Miguel

“The focus of my school is traditional Mexican food, not the cuisine of chefs!” Marilau Ricaud, the owner of the Marilau Traditional Mexican Cooking School in San Miguel de Allende, says as she hands me an apron. “I felt San Miguel was lacking in good restaurants...
San Miguel Take-Homes: Mexican Chocolates

San Miguel Take-Homes: Mexican Chocolates

These decadent Mexican chocolates and sweets don’t have the spice of the snacks I covered in my previous posts on edible souvenirs, Spicy Snacks and Supermarket Souvenirs, but they’re easily as scrumptious. The Aztecs grew cacao beans, which they fermented, roasted, and ground to make...