Oaxaca and Montreal | 8 Under the Radar Foodie Cities

8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities | U.S. News Travel.

I couldn’t be happier when I saw this article from huffingtonpost blog Oaxaca, Mexico and Montreal, Quebec are on the 8 under the radas foodie cities list.
Oaxaca (English /wəˈhɑːkə/ wə-hah-kəSpanish: [waˈxaka]) is one of my favourite spots in Mexico and Montreal is the city where I currently live.

Oaxaca, is a charming city full of colours, traditions, with a rustic and contemporary feeling, while the food is crazy traditional with a strong character, very suitable for every paladar, you will love it.
Curious about mezcal? Well let me tell you Oaxaca is the mezcal Meca, you will find a very extensive variety of Mezcal and I am sure you will enjoy it. So If you have the change to go to Mexico and want check the “Real México” check out Oaxaca.

On the other side Montreal, my home for now. Here we have an enormous amount of diversity, people from all over the world, a multicultural city where you can taste and experience awesome food from everywhere, and some extraordinary crazy infusions. The french city of Montreal has a lot to offer, not just food wise, the vibe in the city is unique, come and enjoy montreal with an aromatic coffee and a buttery croissant or a classic Montreal bagel with smoked salmon
*ps:  Don’t forget try one of the most popular dish in Quebec the “traditional Poutine”

Likeinmexico – Valeria

 

VIVA MEXICO! VIVA MEXICAN FOOD!

Today, September 16th is the Mexican Independence day.
And September 15th is Known by Mexicans as “El grito” which means “the shout”.

Why “El Grito”?

Miguel Hildalgo y Costilla, was one of the promoters of the independence of Mexico. Who was the priest of a Catholic church in the town of Dolores. The September 15, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo gave the bells as a call to the start of the independence of Mexico from Spain.
On September 16 Miguel Hidalgo gave a speech Known as “Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores”, where he told and encourage the population to fight for Independence of Mexico by shouting “Viva Mexico”, “long live Mexico”, and “Viva la Independencia “,” long live independence “.

How Mexicans celebrate Independence day?

The celebration is during the month of September, “the month of the Fatherland.” Schools organize festivals, the Streets are adorned with Mexican flags, red, white and green lights, representing the colours of the Mexican flag.

September 15th Mexicans celebrate by eating traditional Mexican dishes “Antojitos” (little cravings), dancing to our traditional music, delighting a good tequila, wearing traditional costumes, whistles and horns are a must. Mexicans gather in the main squares waiting to give “El grito” at 12 pm.  (In These days, some cities have some kind of show or concert before or after giving El grito)

September 16th is a patriotic holiday in Mexico, schools and business are close, so Mexican families gather to keep celebrating with Traditional Mexican food, traditional drinks, playing Mariachi, enjoying and celebrating being Mexican. Because as I like to say, being Mexican is not just a nationality is a lifestyle! 

Viva Mexico!!
Viva Mexican Food!!

Have a fantastic day and let’s celebrate be Mexicans with a lot of Mexican Food

Mexican Flag (Mexico City)
Mexican Flag (Mexico City)

Exquisite Mexican Soup – Corn and Roasted Poblano Soup

Exquisite Mexican Soup from Mexican Chef Oropeza
Chef Oropeza is a well known Mexican Chef – his cooking characterize for combining the traditional mexican food + homestyle Mexican Food and the touch of contemporary Mexican Cuisine.

Corn and Roasted Poblano Soup
Sopa de Elote y Poblano Rostizado

Recipe Here: 

Taken from: @chefOropeza

Mexican Breakfast: Molletes a la Mexicana

Molletes a la Mexicana
Molletes a la Mexicana

What are Molletes?
Well, if I can explain it correctly, is a baguette style bread cut in half (open face) with butter, spread of re-fried beans and a choice of filling on top, one of the most simply and traditional is cheese (chihuahua or Oaxaca) and/or Pico de Gallo and salsa But if you are craving for more add a some guisos (stews). I give you some ideas : Chorizo con Papas, Mexican Picadillo, Carne con Chile, Rajas de Chile Poblano, Rajas de Poblano, Carne con Chile, Papas Verdes and Papas Rojas. Basically You can add whatever else you want, even scramble eggs works perfectly. Are you vegetarian? add mushrooms with roasted tomatoes, an excellent option.

Molletes are serve and eaten in México from south to north. So if you go to México you will see that almost every breakfast menu has Molletes as an option. Although the bread that is commonly use in almost every place is called Pan Bolillo but where I come from a La laguna, located in the north of México is commonly to use Pan Frances. These breads are almost the same thing, but Pan Frances is more buttery, smoother to touch and taste, compare to the bolillo is harder from the exterior and soft in the inside.

This Mexican dish is one of the easiest and yummiest way to eat beans, salsa and melted cheese. Molletes are popular as breakfast but can be serve anytime of the day, I love them at night too.

Molletes con Pico de Gallo and salsa verde
Molletes con Pico de Gallo and salsa verde

 

Molletes a la Mexicana – Receta

Makes: 4 molletes (serves 2 people).

Prep. Time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

-  Fresh or left over baguette style bread
– tsp of butter
– 1 cup of Re-Fried beans (a bit warm)
– Cheese (Monterrey Jack-Oaxaca-Chihuahua-Mozarella-Cheddar, etc)
Pico de Gallo
Restaurant Style Salsa or Salsa Verde
– Guisado (stew) **Optional**

Preparation:
1. Pre-heat the oven or oven toaster to 250˚ F
2. Cut the bread in half, spread some of the butter, spread the re-dried beans and topped with cheese (do the same with the rest of the bread)
3. Place the molletes in the ove or oven toaster until cheese is melted
4. Place on top the molletes the pico de gallo and salsa
5. Voila! Serve warm and Buen provecho amigos.