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Authentic Mexican Guacamole Recipe – Just Like A Mexican Grandma Would Make

Authentic Mexican Guacamole Recipe – Just Like A Mexican Grandma Would Make

This authentic Mexican guacamole recipe makes a genuine Mexican guacamole of the kind an abuela (Mexican grandma) might make – the kind that’s made table-side at good restaurants in Mexico. It’s all about the creamy luscious texture, bright green colour and full flavour of perfectly ripe avocados. I’ve been...
Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. I’ve long said that discovering...
Tips To Enjoying San Miguel de Allende

Tips To Enjoying San Miguel de Allende

Due to its colossal population of American and Canadian expats (around 10%!), San Miguel de Allende is derided as a destination by travellers looking for a more ‘authentic’ Mexican experience, but it is a beautiful town and it is worth staying a while. Tips To...
A Short Video of San Miguel de Allende

A Short Video of San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful Mexican town. In honour of it, I made a short video of San Miguel de Allende in Super-8 style. We shot this on our last afternoon in San Miguel de Allende. This is a new HD version because at...
Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup) Recipe

Sopa de Tortilla (Tortilla Soup) Recipe

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...
A Wedding Party in San Miguel de Allende

A Wedding Party in San Miguel de Allende

As part of Mexico’s bicentennial celebrations and to commemorate the town’s role in independence, San Miguel de Allende has a sound and light show every weekend that’s focussed on the beautiful Parroquia church on the main square. I have to admit that seeing a sound and...
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...
Mexican Cooking Class in San Miguel de Allende with Marilau

Mexican Cooking Class in San Miguel de Allende with Marilau

A Mexican cooking class in San Miguel de Allende was high on our to-do list in line with the experiential travel goals of our grand tour. Lara and I had been cooking Mexican food since our first trip in the 1990s but we’d never taken a Mexican cooking...