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The largest tamale in the world: it measures half a kilometer

With about 5,000 tamales, 475 linear meters, different flavors and following popular traditions, in the south of Mexico the largest assembled tamale in the world was made, which will seek to enter the Guinness record next year. “It’s the first time this event is done and I loved it, but I want more tamales made,...
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Mexico breaks export record of its ‘green gold’ to the US for the Super Bowl

Mexico has broken a new record for exporting avocados to the United States for the 2020 Super Bowl event. Avocado is one of the culinary protagonists during the Super Bowl broadcast – the final of the National Football League (NFL) – one of the most important and most-watched sporting events in the United States. But...
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‘El Chapo’ beer launched by daughter

Have a cold one, have an “El Chapo” beer. That’s the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The beer is part of the “El Chapo 701” brand, which has already launched a clothing line, and gets its name from...
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From Oaxaca to the world: “The art of eating insects”

More than 180 pieces from 23 collections, including archaeological works, fossils in amber, entomological boxes, scientific illustrations, oils, prints, period objects, photographs, and videos, integrate the exhibition The Art of Eating Insects, which is exhibited in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. This sample is part of the traditional knowledge of Oaxaca, the use of...
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Leon serves up 780 meters of Rosca de Reyes

The palate of hundreds of people in Leon was spoiled with the distribution of the traditional mega-Rosca de Reyes that had a dimension of approximately 780 meters. In the neighborhood of San Juan de Dios, they were the first to taste the traditional holiday bread; where about 308 meters of bread was delivered. In addition,...
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Mexican food transformed a dangerous area in the US

Sergio Valdivia is one of those people who managed to recover and transform a space that seemed to have no salvation. Sunset Boulevard was an area full of gangs with a high crime rate, located west of Los Angeles. But Sergio’s creativity and struggle managed to make him one of the most visited neighborhoods. Here,...
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Craft beer is in full swing in Mexico despite governmental challenges

Craft beer is in full swing in Mexico, where there are 940 independent breweries, compared to the 26 that were present in 2011. And since then, production has grown at an average annual rate of 53.29% to 189,250 hectoliters in 2018. An example of this boom is Diego Lara, co-founder of the Falling Piano brewery...
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There are more taquerías than schools in Mexico

Geographer, Baruch Sanginés, was given the task of studying where the 115,000 taquerías reported by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography are located; 18,000 establishments were counted in Mexico City. The lights that illuminate Mexico do not come from street lighting, nor do they come from houses and shops. These lights allow us to...
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‘Green Gold’ brings riches and violence to Mexico

Small-scale avocado growers armed with AR-15 rifles take turns manning a vigilante checkpoint to guard against thieves and drug cartel extortionists in this town Michoacan state, the heartland of world production of the fruit locals call “green gold.” The region’s avocado boom, fueled by soaring U.S. consumption, has raised parts of western Mexico out of...
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Oaxaca named Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico

The travel and gastronomy magazine Food and Travel México named the city of Oaxaca as the Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico in 2019 during the recent delivery of the Food and Travel Reader Awards. This recognition is given to “sites in the country whose culinary values ​​and traditions make you visit them again and again,”...
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