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A Tilapia Ranch in the Middle of Yucatán

My wife and I just returned from a great trip to Chelem, Yucatán, where we visited our good friends Jeff and Nancy Gerlach. Nancy was my coauthor on ten books, and when she retired, they decided to sell everything they had in Albuquerque and move to their favorite spot on earth. Like Baja California Sur, …


My Culinary Tour to Baja

Todos Santos Cooking Adventures Week November 6-12, 2011 This Baja vacation is perfect for food lovers who prefer that their culinary explorations begin with the people who grow and catch their food. The tour is also designed for those who enjoy nature where the desert meets the ocean, or for anyone who wants to get …


Cooking “Stone Soup” from Baja

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Down here at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, I have stumbled across an pre-Hispanic chile pepper soup that uses river stones as the heat for cooking.  The Chinoteco tribe of Pueblo San Felipe Usila was a fishing based culture, and their fishermen used pear-shaped guajes, or gourd …


Ceviche at the Hotel California

While we were staying in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Chef Dany Lamote at the Hotel California there served us this ceviche, and since the mackerel had just been caught, it was fresh and superb. Classic Ceviche This is a classic dish all over Mexico. The fish of choice on the Pacific side of the …


Cabo Here We Come!

My wife Mary Jane and I are joining our friends Bill and Roberta for a week at their house in Cabo San Lucas at the bottom of Baja California.  Of course, I will have a complete report when I return, but before I leave I wanted to give you a preview of what’s to come.  …


Clams with Chorizo? Absolutely!

Steamed Clams with Chorizo It’s hard to imagine the combination of spicy Mexican chorizo with clams, but this recipe really works!  It takes just 15 minutes (or less) of preparation time and 15 minutes of cooking.  Give it a try to surprise your guests. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground chorizo sausage 3 cloves …

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