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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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La Virgen de Guadalupe - Book Cover

La Virgen de Guadalupe

"Todo Mexicano es Guadalupano", esta es una frase popular que refleja el profundo amor que en este país se le profesa a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Una de las características principales del pueblo de México es que es profundamente religioso; cerca del 90% de la población se considera creyente Ca... Read More

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New Year's Rituals in Mexico

New Years Rituals in Mexico Health, Money & Love

  With the arrival of a new year in Mexico, hopes for better times also arrive. In the Mexican culture, so full of traditions, year-end rituals are an important part of popular belief for finding love, money, good luck, and hey, why not? – even winning a new car.  There is an endles... 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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