When we venture into another country or even a new area of our home country, one of the first things we notice is the difference in the food from what we are accustomed to. I admit it, I am a foodie at heart. I love trying new restaurants, local cuisines and cooking up a new recipe for the family.
Many of us from Texas and others parts of the US have come to believe Mexican food is equal to “Tex-Mex“. Not the same!!! True Mexican cuisine will largely be based upon the region of Mexico in which you find yourself. Fresh seafood is abundant, as you might imagine, along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts whereas, in the interior of Mexico you will find more land based proteins served with frequency. You can often find outdoor spots along the coastal roads occupied by a family owned restaurant serving fresh grilled fish with homemade tortillas. In Mexico, it seems as though the standard has been to use fresh local ingredients. That concept is now becoming full blown in the US.
Suggested must try’s: stuffed poblano’s, anything with chipotle (my all time favorite pepper), fresh grilled fish, amazing fruit juices, Mexican breakfast and anything from the small family owned eateries! Don’t forget the tequila! There are so many varieties of tequila it is hard to choose a favorite. If, like me, you don’t care for the sweetness of some of the tequila’s try Mescal instead. Beware the worm!
Culinary tours are available as part of a vacation package or as an entire experience. These tours offer a taste of authentic Mexico as well as the opportunity to learn how to prepare the dishes at home. We have information available for the tours and areas offering them. Let us know if we can help you plan a culinary adventure in Mexico.