Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This wasn't there yesterday!

I thought that maybe, maybe, it was the McChicken I had the night before. My last craving as a 28 year old.


But no.

My belly finally popped out! This is my baby's way of saying, "Here I am!!! Happy Birthday Mom!"

Best. Present. Ever. 

(along with my gordo, of course!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dining Anew

The other day after the Food Expo (another post to come about my discoveries there), we decided to check out Monica Patiño's newest addition to her restaurant empire - Delirio.

First, a few things about Monica Patiño. Silly me had no idea who she was until we got to Mexico, but she is quite the celebrity chef here. This of course means the requisite upscale restaurant, cookbook, and self-branded product line that, in today's world of self-marketing, is a must in order to be recognized as a successful cooking guru. I've also seen her on TV, though I have to investigate as to whether it was actually her show.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Maneuvering Mexican Markets

Most weekends we head off to Cuernavaca - to de-stress from city living. But staying in Mexico City every once in a while does have its perks. One of which is discovering the many markets this metropolis has to offer. Instead of plowing through second hand gems and local crafts you find at tianguis, we decided to visit a market that was sure to satisfy our palates. 

I'm talking about the Mercado San Juan. This place has been around forever, and it has become widely know for having exotic meats and a variety of ingredients you won't find elsewhere in the city. It's become a staple for chefs who look for the perfect item to create their dishes. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Seventh!

I can't get enough of these videos! It makes it nearly impossible to decide where to vacation next!

The seventh in the series features Quintana Roo. Simply breathtaking. Gives me goosebumps.