Capirotada – A Mexican Lent Tradition

Capirotada – A Mexican Lent Tradition

Easter is the most important holiday in Mexico. It is celebrated for 2 full weeks, with special observances (sometimes daily) commemorating Jesus’s life, death, burial and resurrection. One of the most popular (and tasty) traditions served during this season is a...
Egg Coffee (aka: Coffee Tiramisu)

Egg Coffee (aka: Coffee Tiramisu)

With only 10 minutes to spare before our van departed from Sapa we finally spotted a small placard in the window that read, “Egg Coffee.” Aha! There it is! The coffee my colleague warned me not to miss. We ducked inside and called up to the hotel owner to see about...
A Taste of Guatemala

A Taste of Guatemala

Winter’s here … Here’s a recipe for a spicy stew that will warm you up!   Jocón or pollo en jocón is a Mayan dish that you’ll find in most restaurants that serve traditional Guatemalan cuisine. We got our first taste of jócon during a visit from a family...
Food, Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food

Half the fun of exploring different cultures is discovering new food, flavors, and recipes. One of the highlights of our recent trip to Italy was a simple but elegant flan. Flan, a custard with creamy consistency, is typically sweet and topped with caramel. This...