Holiday

The Washington Post: Say adios to eggnog, and embrace Mexican drinks for a feliz navidad

“In the convents around Mexico during the colonial era, the nuns became serious cooks, says Pati Jinich, author of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ and host of the PBS series of the same name. The church was a major power, and it was in the kitchens of the convents where traditional Spanish recipes started to take in…

Popular Mexican Holiday Dishes

5 DECEMBER 2013 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Mexico’s holiday tradition is much more than a piñata and poinsettias—join me as I show some of Mexico’s most classic holiday offerings. Bacalao a la Vizcaina, Mexican Style Fruit Punch, Tamales and Festive Sweets take center stage…

Make Pan de Muerto at Home!

I wouldn’t be caught dead without Pan de Muerto during Day of the Dead. One of the most meaningful, colorful and delicious of Mexican celebrations, Dí­a de Muertos has this bread as one of its trademark treats. It may sound strange to eat fluffy sugared up bread in the shape of bones, but then again,…