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La Molienda by Diego Rivera

Las Tortillas

The Essential Element of Mexican Cuisine Tortillas are the quintessential staple food of the Mexican diet and cuisine. A flatbread as well as an instrument to eat, the tortilla is now popular all around the world. Tacos, tostadas, chips, quesadillas, enchiladas and burritos wouldn't exist wit... Read More

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Frida and her Parrot ©Inside Mexico

Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

For Frida, her paintings were not a representation of dreams but a way to cope with the reality of life. She told her story from her own point of view and through the pain and passion of her experiences. Her existence embodies the principle of contradiction. She was an emblem of revolution a... Read More

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Periodicos Noticias

Mexican Newspapers Periodicos de Mexico

The first newspaper to be published in what is now Mexico was the Gaceta de Mexico y Noticias de la Nueva España in 1772 during the Spanish Colonial era.  Today there are more than 20 nationwide newspapers and countless local papers. Following is a list with links to the most important publi... Read More

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Arroz con Leche

Ingredients ½ cup raisins ¼ sherry ½ cup long-grain white rice 1cinnamon stick 1 cup sugar 4 cups milk Ground cinnamon, for dusting Lemon rind Pinch of salt Water Directions Soak rice in enough hot water to cover for 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drai... Read More

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Tequila The Landscape, History & Taste of Mexico

Spanish The Essence of Tequila Tequila is the national drink of Mexico and is certainly one of the most popular spirit beverages in the world. Tequila is made from blue agave. Agave is a plant species that instantly brings to mind images of Mexico and represents the essence of being Mexican. ... Read More

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El Rey

El Rey Jose Alfredo Jimenez

El Rey, The King, is the quintessential Mexican song. Almost and anthem to being Mexican. Written by one of the greatest composers of Ranchera, traditional Mexican, music. Jose Alfredo Jimenez was born in Dolores Hidalgo in 1926 and died in November 1973.          ... Read More
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