Is poutine taking over the world? It sure seems so. It’s showing up on menus everywhere we go, including here in Frederick Maryland. The word poutine is Québécois slang for a “mess” and as soon as you see it, you’ll understand why. We developed a taste for this […]
Julia B. Wilde
Discovering the wines of Guanajuato, Mexico was one of our most pleasant surprises in San Miguel de Allende, and any discussion of Guanajuato wines has to include Bodegas Vega Manchón. Also known as Cuna de Tierra, Bodegas Vega Manchón is the oldest vineyard in Guanajuato. They led the […]
What is pork belly and where can you find it in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico? Pork belly is the most delectable part of the pig, possessing that perfect combination of meat and fat. We searched for pork belly dishes in restaurants throughout San Miguel de Allende. Here are our four favorites.
From now on, when anyone asks me for recommendations of things to do near San Miguel de Allende, my answer will be “Go wine tasting”. If you only have time for one winery, go to Vinícola Tres Raíces, located just 14 miles (22 km) outside of San Miguel […]
Over the summer we had a wonderful lunch at Zibu Allende, one of several restaurants in San Miguel de Allende’s new Live Aqua Urban Resort. After lunch, we strolled around the resort and discovered five different bars. It occurred to us that it would be nice it would […]
One of my favorite things about living in a different culture is learning about local ingredients, and Mexican cuisine is full of interesting foods. Take huitlacoche, for example. Huitlacoche (pronounced “weet-lah-ko-chay”) is an edible fungus that grows on corn, swelling the kernels into blue-gray mushroom-like galls and transforming […]
Croquetas are a staple in Spanish tapas bars and restaurants, and we ate countless numbers of them in Spain. The perfect Spanish croquetas are breaded and fried rolls with a crunchy exterior and soft creamy interior, usually filled with bits of meat like jamón (hame), salt cod, or […]