Mexican food was the first to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Cuisine. And as the birthplace of many now traditional dishes, including mole poblano, chalupas, cemitas, and chiles en nogada, Puebla is a good place to get to know the local treats.
If you’re visiting, here are 10 locations that MatadorU student Jessica Festa recommends for tasting authentic Mexican food…
From tacos to tostadas; from chipotle to chorizo – Mexico’s culinary delights are world-renowned as some of the hottest dishes around. But there’s more to this country than just its food: don’t overlook its much-underrated accompaniment: tequila! Few are as clued-up on the subject as our very own Intrepid Foodie, Thomasina Miers. We caught up with Tommi on all things tequila, and even discovered a pretty unusual way to use it in our cooking!…
“When life gives you lemons, break out the tequila and salt!”
“I love sipping tequila. We have been sold horrendous impersonations of tequila for decades in this country and I know so many people who were poisoned by the stuff when they were young. Proper tequila, made from 100% agave, is a different drink altogether: pure, without the horrendous side effects of cheap alcohol and all of its impurities.
Fiona Hilliard is a travel writer and blogger from Dublin, Ireland. She counts Mexico as one of her favourite travel destinations and regularly provides Mexico travel advice for Argus Car Hire’s Glove Box blog. Here she shares her memories from her recent Mexico Unplugged Intrepid trip:
“Ok…he says to watch out…there’s a sharp turn coming up…! We clutch the sides of the rickety wooden carriage and get ready to be thrown every which way.
Over the course of our trip, our guide has taken on many different roles. This afternoon, he’s translating for the gap-toothed driver in charge of our horse. We are in Cuzama, on our way to visit some of Merida’s most famous sink holes.