Viva de Dolores, Mexico’s Day of Independence

Welcome to the first posting of Marilyn’s Blog. I know that many of you will be surprised that I am doing this, but with the help of my colleague, Kathie Vezzani, forward I will go into social media. I will periodically post events about my friends and colleagues in the food world, particularly as they relate to what is happening in the culinary world in Mexico. Please feel free to sign up and follow this blog and whenever a new posting is up, it will go to your email inbox.

La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine

Published by the University of California Press

My new book, written with Chef Ricardo Muñoz of Mexico City, is out in bookstores now and I am scheduling booksignings in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston in October and a couple of local ones in the Pacific Northwest as well. I will post later with the specifics. If you have already purchased the book and would like a signed book plate, just contact me and I will be happy to mail one off to you–and thank you for your support!

Do celebrate Mexico’s Day of Independence this September 16 with the traditional chiles en nogada, with the vibrant green, white and red of the Mexican flag, and Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores), Viva La Mexico which was exclaimed on this day in 1810 in the small town of Dolores near Guanajuato by the Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo, starting the War of Independence from Spain. Every year, before midnight in Mexico City the bells are rung at the National Palace and the President repeats the cry to the huge crowd gathered in the zócalo. This same celebration occurs throughout the country.

You can find the recipe here.

Buen Provecho, and have a toast of tequila for Mexico.