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Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli,  is a traditional hot drink made with masa dough. Chocolate flavored atole is known as champurrado. Atole is frequently served to accompany tamales. 4 servings 5 oz. tortilla- masa dough 2 tbsp. cornstarch 3 cups milk 3 cups water 7... Read More

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From Mexico to the World: Mexican Staple Ingredients

Spanish Long and delectable is the list of ingredients and flavors that Mexico brought to the world. Exotic and spicy flavors with bright colors that invite you to taste them. While many recipes from pre-Columbian times have been forgotten, practically all of the ingredients have survived. Thu... Read More

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  Culture & Traditions

Pre-Columbian Mexican Cuisine: 300 Meals a Day to Choose From

Spanish During pre-Hispanic times, the territory which today comprises Mexico was a mosaic of many cultures, all very different from each other.   These included not only the Mayan civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexica in the Valley of Mexico, but also the Za... Read More

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The Art of Creating Trees of Life by May Herz

Mexican Trees of Life or Arboles de la Vida are one of the most popular expressions of Mexican folk art.  For more than 100 years Metepec, in the State of Mexico, has been known for its unique ceramic creations, mainly the Arbol de la Vida, tree of life, a clay sculpture covered with flowers,... Read More

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Mata Ortiz Pottery by May Herz

Why is it said that in a small, lost town of Chihuahua, Mexico exists the largest concentration of artists on the face of this earth? Why are some of the contemporary works of art that are created in this little town sold for incredibly high prices on the international market? Why are thousands of... Read More
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