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Tamales Recipe

Ingredients 24 Tamales 2 dozen dried cornhusks (can be substituted with 8" X 4" sheets of kitchen parchment) 2 cups. masa harina (corn flour) ⅓ cup lard (can be substituted with margarine or unsalted butter) 1½ tsp baking powder 1½ tsp salt 1½ cups warm stock Soak cornhu... Read More

 
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The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs... Read More

 
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Traditional Posada Songs

  These are the traditional verses sung in the Posada.  The first group of neighbors that are asking for shelter would sing the verses on the first column. The neighbors responding, either denying shelter or offering their house, would sing the verses on the second column.          ... Read More

 
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Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

  What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas.... We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get her flowers and food, is completely transformed.  ... Read More

 
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Traditional Christmas Recipes

Atole   Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli... Read More   Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix.. Read More   Chocolate Caliente Heat  milk over medium flame. Break  chocolate into ... Read More

 
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Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity scen... Read More

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