With this Memorial Day weekend comes the unofficial start of summer and the promise of a better year. We are finally fully vaccinated and ready to start living again. The restaurants in Maryland are open and we are slowly getting back out there. While it feels a bit […]
I usually have a hard time getting excited about chicken. But duck…duck I can get very excited about. Especially duck confit: duck that has cured and cooked slowly in duck fat until the meat is silky smooth and the flavors intensified. The problem is that duck can be […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.