Friday, January 25, 2008

Not Quite "Le Cordon Bleu"

One of the joys of travel is experiencing new foods. For those of you that enjoy cooking as well as eating, taking cooking courses abroad is something you should check out. As more and more of us are moving beyond tacos and nachos, the number of opportunities to experience and learn to cook is growing. The Slow Food movement is finding a receptive audience in Mexico today and many are taking a closer look at la Cocina Regional.

The grand dame of Mexican cooking, of course, is Diana Kennedy in Michoacan. Her books are full of wonderful recipes she's picked-up all over Mexico. Classes with the Julia Child of Mexican cuisine are a bit hard to get into and aren't cheap. Another option in Guadalajara is worth a look. Check out Mexico Cook!'s write up of Xilonen.

For the time being, until your next trip to Mexico, try the Mixiote recipe below.

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