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Cooking Tips for October

Growing up we had the heaviest meal at 2 pm and supper was the light meal around 7 pm. One of the light meals I liked the best were “Chiles Rellenos” and other vegetables cooked in the same egg batter. ...

Pre-Hispanic and Elusive Maya Blue Color

As described in an article By Devon Van Houten Maldonado17th August 2018. In the 1500s in Europe, Lapis lazuli was the only blue pigment used on paintings, majolica, tiles, textiles. It was incredibly expensive but also extremely laborious to make...

Native American Carmine Color

The third-most valuable export from Mexico to Spain, after gold and silver was Cochinille [“cactus blood” in Nahuatl] It is one of the most expensive pigments in the world; made from an insect [nocheztli in Nahuatl] that grows on a...

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is one of the most controversial events in history. If you look at this image, you can see why. One day, “Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, and informed the the Arawak/Taíno people that from that...

Columbus Day Foods

Well, Columbus real name was Cristoforo Colombo in Italian , he married a Portuguese Princess, and worked for the Spanish Crown. Therefore I think we should include foods from the middle ages, and because he spent most of his time...

Mexico’s traditional cuisine is the first ethnic cuisine in the world to be recognized by UNESCO on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

“Customs of Mexico embody a complex cultural system of agricultural practices, traditions, and symbolism imbued with religious meaning and steeped in ritual.” Corn, a Mexican native, and diet staple is inexorably linked to Mesoamerica’s creation myths as well as the...