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Still plenty of Magic on the Island of Mexcaltitan, Nayarit with its Zarandeado

Mexcaltitán may no longer be an official Pueblo Magico, but there is plenty of magic left on this sleepy fishing island.  The magic exists in the Mexican must order Zarandeado or spelled Sarandeado (naturally I prefer the “Z” spelling).  This fish dish is available along the coast of Nayarit and also on menus in southern Sinaloa, […]

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Tasting Chilaquiles Verde in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan

Tasting Chilaquiles Verde in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan

When I travel to Mexico breakfast often, if not always, translates to Chilaquiles Verde. Every trip and everywhere I dedicate one morning (if not more) to tasting my favorite Mexican Breakfast dish. What are Chilaquiles? Simply stated, the dish originates from a peasant’s meal (as many great dishes do) with “day old” tortilla chips baked, […]

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The Super Grouper of Clearwater, Florida

The Super Grouper of Clearwater, Florida

When visiting Clearwater, Florida I made sure to sample the seaside city’s cuisine and experience local culture through cuisine.  All noteworthy destinations have a special meal, a delicious dish, and in Clearwater, Florida it is all about the Grouper. Every restaurant has grouper on the menu… You’ll find grouper fingers before chicken fingers.  The fish […]

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Raicilla-Mexican Moonshine That Makes Me Happy

Raicilla-Mexican Moonshine That Makes Me Happy

On a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta and the Mexican state of Jalisco, I discovered a new spirit. Certainly most visitors selecting a holiday in Puerto Vallarta know its proximity to Tequila (the town) or they learn quickly. Tequila can be found most everywhere and in most varieties and price points, but on my last […]

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Grandma Knows Best- Mexican Culinary Knowledge Transfer that Benefits Us All

Grandma Knows Best- Mexican Culinary Knowledge Transfer that Benefits Us All

There was not a better sight at the FMGM conference in Acapulco. Nope. When, I obtained behind-the-scene access at the conference and walked around to watch the chefs prepare dishes in typical organized kitchen chaos, I noticed so many “grandmas” (abuelas) working. The food was destined to be delicious and I can tell you it […]

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A Mexican Must-Tacos al Pastor

A Mexican Must-Tacos al Pastor

I love Mexico for many reasons, but regardless of where I visit, every trip usually includes a sunset moment, a tequila session, the song Besame Mucho and tacos, plenty of tacos. Not just any tacos either, nope – Tacos al Pastor. What is a Tacos al Pastor? Besides delicious? The taco is actually fusion…Lebanese spices […]

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Why I Sipped my Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel Bar

Why I Sipped my Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel Bar

A must do tourist event in Singapore is to taste its “official” drink, the Singapore Sling. Although they go down easy, I decided to sip mine slowly and savor the moment.  Inside the Raffles Hotel Bar, the place the cocktail was first served, you’ll see many tourists ordering the drink alongside you. On my visit, […]

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Not Reveling in the Pizza from Revello’s in Old Forge, PA

Not Reveling in the Pizza from Revello’s in Old Forge, PA

Old Forge, the (self) proclaimed “Pizza Capital of the World,” is a place I’ve wanted to visit for nearly a decade. It’s been on my list since I first heard about the pizza in 2004 and I finally visited Old Forge and stopped at Revello’s Pizza (voted one of the best in town) for a […]

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