Tag Archives: Mexico

Entertaining Mexico-style: Micheladas, Margaritas, Guacamole

Entertaining Mexico-style: Micheladas, Margaritas, Guacamole

One of the best things about staying in a holiday rental over a hotel is the ability to entertain. Here in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, I’ve been perfecting micheladas, margaritas and guacamole for entertaining Mexico-style. For groups of friends and families renting holiday houses, entertaining happens...
The Dish: Sopa de Tortilla – Tortilla Soup

The Dish: Sopa de Tortilla – Tortilla Soup

I know we ate Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup) on our first trip to Mexico City many years ago although I can’t remember exactly where, and I can’t recall whether the recipe is even in Diana Kennedy’s tome on Mexican cuisine, The Art of Mexican Cooking, which...
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...