Visiting Rancho La Hondonada: Flor de Alfalfa

I love taking Microbiology Class with teacher Maru because I have learned a lot and I have understand many things referring to living things and microorganisms. So, past month we made a visit to Rancho la Hondonada located in the municipality in Colon, in Queretaro State with the purpose of knowing the fermented foods due…

El Tres Restaurante-Cantina

It is a contemporary restaurant located downtown San Miguel, next to Teatro Angela Peralta in Mesones Street. This restaurant is inside El Meson, which is one of the most luxurious hotels in San Miguel. What I like the most about this restaurant is the variety of cocktails they offer in its menu. They have alcohol…

Pastry Class: Fruit & Sugar

Last Wednesday we had a class about fruit and sugar, and one of the recipes we made was “Escarchados de fruta” or sugar frosted fruit, which are crystalized fruit used for decorating cakes or desserts. It consists on covering the fresh fruit or, even flower petals, with egg white and then coated with refined sugar….

Marché Fest 2018

This was a festival about food and art during the second weekend of July at Parque Juarez in San Miguel de Allende. Marché is a gastronomy, beverage and art market with a lot of stands offering many things such as their best dishes, tequila, mezcal and beer tastings as well local cheeses, wines and other…

Pulque… A traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage

Pulque is the result of the fermentation of the of the fresh sap known as aguamiel (mead) extracted from several species of Agave (maguey), especially from agave atrovirens y agave salmiana.  How is obtained? This beverage was very appreciated in the Mexica Empire, it is obtained from the ‘pencas del maguey’ when the plant is ripe enough to extract the liquid; when the…

Rosca de Reyes Recipe

Rosca de Reyes is a sweet bread which is a special food for the tradition of the Three King’s Day, known as “Día de Reyes” in Spanish, and celebrated on January 6. That day almost every home in Mexico is reunited with its family , as many other holidays and celebrations, for eating this delicious round-shaped…

The Galette des Rois, a very French tradition

This post is something different from what I have published lately, is different to the Mexican recipes but I think is important to learn also from other countries and its traditions. Last week during bakery classes we made two recipes one was a special ring-shaped cake, known as Rosca de Reyes; is very popular in Mexico, however its…

Mestizo Cuisine…Recipe 3

Rompope Convent Style Cooking Rompope is an eggnog-like combination of milk, egg, spice, and liquor. It is said that the first rompope was brewed by nuns in the Santa Clara convent in Puebla, Mexico in the 17th century. Also that it is a derivation of Spanish “Ponche de huevo”(Egg punch). There is a legend that says one…

Jubilee Strawberries

Past Tuesday at the university, we had Service subject and we prepared three recipes, one of my favorites was Jubilee Strawberries. The fame of this dessert was in 1897 when it was created to celebrate the Diamonds Jubilee of Queen Victoria in England. This delicious dessert was accompanied with ice cream and it was part…