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Top 5 Mexican Christmas Dishes

If you have planned a vacation to Mexico for the holidays you are probably excited by the prospect of trying some different Mexican Christmas dishess. At Villa del Palmar Cancun, all of the restaurants will have special Christmas menus that showcase traditional Christmas dishes from the US and Canada, as well as dishes that you may find in Mexico during the holiday season. Mexico is rich in culinary history, therefore, it should come as no surprise that there are more than a few tasty traditions that you may not have tried before on the menu around Christmas time in Mexico. Take a look at some of the most popular dishes that Mexicans eat at Christmas. Tamales Tamales are rightfully at the top of the list for Mexican Christmas delicacies, being the main feature of the popular posada parties. Posadas are advent parties held on the run up to Christmas Eve, known as Noche Buena, where guests and hosts will reenact the arrival of Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay in Bethlehem before …

Classic American Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is a day of gratitude, dedicated to gathering with loved ones to give thanks for the many blessings in life. It’s a reminder to appreciate all that’s joyful in one’s life, including family, friends, and colleagues as well as health and all things positive in life. This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, November 25th. If you are planning on enjoying a big feast with your family, we have prepared a list of some classic Thanksgiving recipes.

The Real Deal on Mexican Cuisine

The Principal Regions of Mexican Cuisine

Mention Mexican cuisine to just about anyone, especially those native to the incredible country, and it will conjure up such a vast range of foods, ingredients and cooking styles that there is no singular term that is worthy of describing it.  And while there are many dishes that you will come across almost anywhere in Mexico, the colossal size of the country ensures there are distinct regional differences between even common foods depending on where you enjoy them.  Although versions of Mexican cuisine are found in other countries, such as Tex-mex food in the U.S., restaurants that serve authentic dishes that are able to transport a diner’s taste buds south of the border can be hard to find.  With such an incredible variety of flavors and foods, how do you know which regional foods are worth sampling in Mexico?   Read on to learn about some of the most popular regions of Mexican cuisine: Jalisco Jalisco is home to several of Mexico’s most cherished cultural traditions such as mariachi, charrería (similar to rodeo) and tequila, …

The History of the Mexican Margarita

The History of the Mexican Margarita

The margarita is by far the cocktail most synonymous with Mexico, but where did the drink actually originate? Combining ingredients including tequila, triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) and fresh lime juice, the classic margarita is a refreshing drink that can be served on the rocks (shaken and served over ice) or frozen (blended with ice to make a frosty concoction).

Typical Dishes from the Yucatan

5 Typical Dishes from Yucatan

It is hard to even think about planning a vacation to Mexico without imagining the finest Mexican cuisine. Its delicious flavors, rich ingredients, and unique concoctions have become famous worldwide, to the point where UNESCO has recognized Mexico’s gastronomic heritage, protecting the roots of its fine cuisine. Of course, most people are familiar with the tacos, burritos, and enchiladas that are served in North American TexMex restaurants, but these are not the true origin of Mexico’s finest dishes. On your next vacation to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, you really should try some of the specialities from the Yucatan region. Cancun and the Riviera Maya are located on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and as such, vacationers can truly indulge in the traditional unique dishes that combine Mayan and Spanish flare together in this region. The Yucatan food has a distinct flavor and smell, because of the fresh cilantro, chili peppers, and oregano among other fresh ingredients that are used. The use of achiote and chimole paste characterizes the Yucatan flavor as these pastes are …

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Top 10 Foods to Try in Cancun

Mexico is famous for its piquant and divine cultural cuisine that has inspired gastronomic flavors and experiences worldwide. There is something so wholesome and hearty about Mexican cuisine, which brings people together to break bread, share stories, and delight in mouthwatering dishes together! Read on to learn more about the top foods to try in Cancun during your next vacation!