The word Flan comes from the old French flaon, which means custard. The history of Mexico's famous dessert goes back to ancient Rome, where domesticated chicken produced too many eggs which then were used to make custard. The Spaniards, when they conquered what is now Mexico, introduce...
The artistic process and techniques used in the creation of these captivating wooden Alebrijes.
Alebrijes are carved wooden figures created by Oaxacan artisans. They have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de la Lengua Esp...
Read Article in SpanishMexico celebrates Valentine's Day, El Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14. Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us, define Mexicans and the Mexican culture. They say that not only are we known fo...
Las Mañanitas is the traditional Mexican birthday song. It is so popular that it is now sung in most Latin American countries. Usually this beautiful song is sung when the birthday person wakes up or before blowing the candles on the cake.
Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba e...
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
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...