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Culture

How Mexican Piñatas Get Made

Thanks to a family in the Mexican town of Acolman, the tradition of producing piñatas by hand is alive and flourishing
Memo Bautista
2.6.18
mexico city

Meet One of Mexico City's Best Tamale Makers

When his job as a waiter at a strip club abruptly ended, one man turned into one of Mexico City's most innovative tamale makers.
Memo Bautista
1.15.18
mexico city

The MUNCHIES Guide to Late Night Eating in Mexico City

The city's best dishes to fend off an impending hangover.
Memo Bautista
10.23.17
mexico

Mexican Tlayudas Are Better Than American Pizza

Forget that tomato, dough, and cheese invention and dive into this crispy, beautiful Mexican creation to live life to the fullest.
Memo Bautista
9.11.17
oysters

This Baja Oyster Expert is Revolutionizing Oyster Farming

"Oysters are magic."
Memo Bautista
8.18.17
mexico city

This Mexican Rap Collective Spikes Its Micheladas with Gummy Bears

Salsa campechana and weed with the Never Die Gang.
Memo Bautista
6.2.17
Donald Trump

The Upside of Trump Getting Elected, According to Mexican Chefs

We talked to some of the best Mexican chefs about what the future of kitchens will look like with Donald Trump as president.
Memo Bautista
12.11.16
mexico

How to Eat Like a Gravedigger

"The fragrant steam of beef liver seasoned with a copious amount of sliced onions and chiles toreados mixes with the smell of wet dirt coming from a recently opened grave."
Memo Bautista
12.3.16
Mexican Food

Feasting with Construction Workers in Mexico City

On Día del albañil—Construction Workers' Day—I shared tacos with laborers while they got a much-needed break.
Memo Bautista
5.30.16
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I Ate Like a Mexican Pilgrim on the Delicious Road to Worshipping a Saint

In early December, those who worship the Virgin of Guadalupe make the long pilgrimage by foot to her holy Basilica near Mexico City. The journey is long and exhausting, but the food and generosity of strangers makes it much easier.
Memo Bautista
12.19.15
Day of the dead

The Sweet Taste of Death in Mexico

A family of Mexican confectioners make colorful sugar skulls to celebrate the Festival of the Dead.
Memo Bautista
10.14.15
wine

This Restaurant Wants You to Pair Wine with Perfume

Marco Valentini, an Italian living in Mexico, pairs wine with peculiar things: textures, cars, neckties, and tourist destinations. And now he's matching wine with perfumes.
Memo Bautista
8.18.15
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