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Two Opinions of Food in Mexico in the 1880s

Everybody in Mexico is said to eat tortillas, and their preparation, which is always assigned to the women, seems to employ their whole time, “to the exclusion of any care of the dwelling, their children, or themselves.” Foreigners, especially Americans, find them detestable. Another standard article of Mexican diet is boiled beans (frijoles). Meat is …

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Deep-Fried Arizona Monkey Business

Many people think that deep-fried heaven is a chimichanga, the suffed, deep-fried tortilla that was born in some Arizona restaurant, probably in Tucson. The appearance chimichangas smothered with sour cream has outraged some purists. “As for the person who slopped sour cream on a chimichanga, or any Mexican food,” said railroader Joe Lancaster, “I use …

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Nancy’s 2011 Report from Yucatán

By Nancy Gerlach, SuperSite Food Editor Emeritus We are both well and still happy that we embarked on our adventure in Mexico. In spite of all the negative stories that circulate about the violence, our area remains peaceful and each year we are here, we love it all the more. The downside of our location …

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Leaping Into 2012

Well, we’re about to leap into 2012, which is a leap year, so I guess some celebrating is in order. But first, some comments about celebrations on the New Year’s Eve from some wise philosophers. “I’m not a drinker,” said Woody Allen, “my body won’t tolerate spirits, really. I had two martinis New Year’s Eve …

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Christmas Eve in New Mexico

Guest Author Nancy Gerlach Christmas Eve in New Mexico is a very special night steeped in tradition and probably no other image symbolizes the season more than the flickering lights from the brown paper bags called luminarias or farolitos, that line the walkways and outline buildings and houses throughout the state. They are only lit …

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Some Hot and Spicy Gifts

Mark Masker, who writes for us on the Burn! Blog, has found some great hot and spicy gifts for you chileheads out there! Highland Graphics Red Hot Chili Pepper Southwestern Cutting Board $15.88 This tempered glass cutting board works for either cutting or serving. It measures 8”x10” and 1/4” thick. You could call it a …