Yucatán State– January 13-21, 2019
From the serene, colonial state capital of Mérida, to majestic Uxmal on the Puuc loop of archeological sites, we will soak up Yucatán via regional food –of course– music, and history.
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Puebla/Tlaxcala Late Winter
August 10th to 15th, we went to Xalapa, Veracruz to learn from Anthropologist and Cook Raquel Torres Cerdán. Raquel generously connected us with her students and peers.
These dessert photos reflect the new and traditional- from young Chef Alejandra Ramírez of Coatepec, infusing her creations with memories of childhood amidst coffee forests, Chef Luis Palmeros experimenting with his well learned local ingredients in Xalapa (check Instagram: ___whiteroom El Cuarto Blanco) to Pujol-trained Chef Erik Guerrero, revolutionizing fishing near his hometown of Veracruz and cooking up sophisticated delights with, again, local ingredients! Of course we have classic Xalapa with Raquel Torres and her superb flavors.
Chef Alejandra Ramírez
Chef Luis Palmeros
Chef Erik Guerrero
Raquel Torres Cerdán
Raquel Torres Cerdán
Below is a slide show of our trip which included Jim Maser of Picante in Berkeley, CA, Omar Rodriguez of Oyamel in D.C. , and Churchill Orchards of Ojai, CA.
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I will let the photos below speak for the beauty that is Oaxaca; its gorgeous landscape, deliciously intricate foods, and marvelous people.
Chef Ricardo Muñoz, our local Chefs and Cooks, food and handicraft Artisans, guides, restauranteurs, and hoteliers enveloped our group with the warmth and profundity of this moving region: Reina Mendoza and Family, Soledad Díaz, Pilar Cabrera, Oscar Carrizosa, Familia Pérez, Familia Vázquez, and Familia Cabrera.
And, I must celebrate our travelers– it is such a pleasure to attend each one of you; every trip reaffirms what I have learned these past 33 years: food always brings people together, restoring one’s faith in humanity!