The Oaxacan Corn Drink You Should Know

“Every different kind of maize makes a different atole,” Amado Ramírez Leyva says. The possibilities are endless. Attempts to quantify the different species of maize in Mexico, or even just in the state of Oaxaca, are futile. The nomenclature is further complicated by the plant’s tendency to cross-breed over great distances, the near-infinite genetic possibilities inside its seeds, first domesticated by indigenous people in the Central Balsas River Valley around ten thousand years ago.

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Oaxaca Food Tour: Desserts Take Center Stage at Mexican Festivals

You can find regional sweets of the baked and fried varieties all around Oaxaca City just about any day of the year, but it’s during festival weeks that these treats take center stage. Popping up street-side and outside churchyards, you’ll find the street-food stands of your dreams, all selling a variety of goods with creamy centers and meringue tops. Which will you choose?

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Why Is Mexico’s Ice Cream Culture Blowing Up?

Ice cream has a long history, one going back four thousand years and traversing the globe. And while enthusiasts planning to hit up some of the world’s best or most famous ice cream parlors might head to Italy, they should reconsider their plans and head south of the border instead. Why? Because Oaxaca, Mexico’s ice cream is among the best in the world.

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The Latin Kitchen is the premiere online destination for Latin food, cooking, and entertaining, providing unique and authentic content to anyone with an interest and appreciation for Latin food and culture.

Latin cuisine spans a multitude of regions, making it highly rich and varied, and with the tremendous growth of the US Hispanic population, it has quickly become one of our nation’s most beloved, with classic dishes and new variations making their ways onto American tables daily.

The Latin Kitchen is a place to celebrate and stay connected to culture through food and to share the cuisine and experiences with those who want to make it their own.

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Mexican Food Traditions: Eating Tlayudas in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a foodie tourist destination known for its reputation as “the land of the seven moles.” The valley in southern Mexico draws praise for its fine spiced chocolate, and curiosity for the freakychapulines grasshoppers, but it is the tlayuda (pronounced tla-YOU-dah) that stands out as the iconic Oaxacan street food.

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The Latin Kitchen is the premiere online destination for Latin food, cooking, and entertaining, providing unique and authentic content to anyone with an interest and appreciation for Latin food and culture.

Latin cuisine spans a multitude of regions, making it highly rich and varied, and with the tremendous growth of the US Hispanic population, it has quickly become one of our nation’s most beloved, with classic dishes and new variations making their ways onto American tables daily.

The Latin Kitchen is a place to celebrate and stay connected to culture through food and to share the cuisine and experiences with those who want to make it their own.

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How I Fell for the Sea

My first memory of the ocean, so much bigger than the Great Lakes from my home in Ontario, was flying over the Atlantic to visit my family in Holland. Read More

A ‘Day of the Dead’ Guide for Canadians

While Canadian Halloween traditions certainly don’t lack for macabre, we tend to focus on some combination of the sexy and the scary, living out our personal fantasies. Maybe it’s this reason that so many of us are drawn to traditions like Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Read More