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    Mexico | Food and Cooking

    Mexicans get the Christmas festivities going on Dec. 24, according to Pablo Carmona and Josh Kremer, co-owners of Paradero Hotels, which is opening a location in Todos Santos, on the country’s west coast. “Families start by breaking a pinata that’s filled with all sorts of locally made candies in chili and tamarind flavors,” says Kremer. Dinner follows usually somewhere between 7 and 10 p.m. The meal starts with posole — a stew with big corn kernels and pork or beef that’s accompanied by as many as 20 condiments such as parsley, cilantro, chiles and assorted cheeses. Posole is a traditional   Read More

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    The Breakfast Recipes That Gave Me Joy During My Quarantine in Mexico

    I am not a morning person. In New York City, where I’ve lived for almost two decades, breakfast was a Chemex of coffee and a subway ride. But when COVID-19 hit the U.S., I chose to stay in Mazatlán, Mexico, where I was researching recipes for my upcoming cookbook on regional Mexican food. I’d been through crises in New York before—9/11, Hurricane Sandy, stop-and-frisk—and didn’t have the strength for another. But then the virus spread to Mexico, and so did the lockdown. The beach closed and I found myself utterly alone in a rented apartment. My mornings slowed. Forced to   Read More

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    Mexico obesity: Oaxaca bans sale of junk food to children

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mexicans consume large quantities of sugary drinks and obesity levels are high The Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to children in an attempt to reduce high obesity and diabetes levels. Oaxaca is the first state to take the measure in Mexico, which has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood obesity. People breaking the law can be fined and have their businesses closed. Re-offenders face jail terms. The move comes as Mexico’s number of deaths linked to Covid-19 nears 50,000. Mexico’s death toll is   Read More

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