Pea Soup with Fennel and Greens
Spring is teasing us with warm sunny days speckled in between cold rainy stretches. We haven’t lived in this climate for years, so we need some warming up. It is time for a batch of Pea Soup with Fennel and Greens. Glowing with the bright color of spring, this is also one of our go-to…
Poutine: This Delicious Mess is Becoming an Art Form
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 French-Canadian specialty when we spent a few…
Cuna de Tierra: Wining and Dining in Guanajuato, Mexico
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 resurgence of wine making in the area,…
Pork Belly—Delicious in Any Form
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.
Vinícola Tres Raíces: A Picture Perfect Day of Wine Tasting in Mexico
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 de Allende on the road to Dolores…
A Food Crawl through Live Aqua Urban Resort SMA
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 be to hang out and absorb the…
Huitlacoche: Hard to Say, Easy to Eat
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 it into a delicacy in Mexico. Before…
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 chicken. At first bite, I was amazed…
Tuétano—In Mexico, Bone Marrow Is Not Just a Luxury Food.
What is tuétano? Tuétano is Spanish for bone marrow, nutritious and delicious roasted and scooped into tacos. Here is where to eat it in San Miguel de Allende Mexico.
Vinícola Toyan…the Beginning to Winery Tours Near San Miguel de Allende
Vinícola Toyan was our first stop along the Guanajuato Wine Route in Central Mexico. The winery tour and wine tasting in an underground cave made for a memorable food and wine experience just 10 minutes outside of San Miguel de Allende.