Cheese Pirates!

What do you think about when you lie awake during sleepless nights? If you're me, you think about cheese pirates. For some reason I couldn't get this story out of my head last night. I remember reading about it a few months ago. The EU is cracking down on Mexican-made Manchego cheese, insisting that in … Continue reading Cheese Pirates!

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On Celebrating Tamales

What do tamales and groundhogs have in common? In early February, locals and tourists alike gather in Coyoacan, Mexico City for the Fiesta del Tamal (Surprise! The singular version of tamales is tamal, not tamale). Street vendors sell tamales of endless variation representing the vast regional interpretations of the dish. They can be filled with … Continue reading On Celebrating Tamales