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Sounds of Mexico: Cinco Pesos Los Tamales

If you head across Guanajuato’s San Francisco square in the late afternoon and walk towards the Venetian-style bridge that arches across from Cafe Santo, you’ll have a good chance of hearing the ‘Cinco Pesos Los Tamales’ guy long before you see him. I didn’t really know what…

23 October, 2015
Food and drink

Carnitas Sunday: My kind of tradition

Of all the different traditions we’ve come across on our travels, Carnitas Sunday is the first one I’ve found that I can truly get behind. For the uninitiated, carnitas are slow-braised pork shoulders cooked in lard, herbs and their own juices, roasted in an oven and then pulled apart…

14 October, 2015
Food and drink

Tuxedos and dive bars

It all started, as many big nights out do, with a quick beer. We were sitting with our friends Kelly and Jim in a sunny plaza in Guanajuato when we spotted our friendly American landlady and called her over for a chat. We told…

6 October, 2015
Food and drink

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

It’s Mexican Independence Day today, and like many people here, I am nursing a bit of a hangover. I’d like to think of it as a step towards assimilating into local culture, but I’ll have to do it quietly because… Mezcal. Confusingly enough, Independence Day doesn’t actually…

16 September, 2015