No wall can contain the Baja California Mexican Food Revolution

No wall can contain the Baja California Mexican Food Revolution

Nov 6, 2017

Baja is known for it’s agriculture, coastline, fishing and rugged open land and beauty, it is popular with surfers, campers, off-road car racers and sportsmen alike. The flavors of this land are fresh and vibrant, utilizing the  foods and crops that abound. Ocean fresh seafood, cattle ranchos, goat & pig herds, olive groves, vineyards, fields of corn, chiles, tomatoes, and citrus all play a role in creating a distinct taste that is like no other in Mexico’s vast country. Baja-style cooking, therefore, is basically Mexican, but with a big emphasis on seafood. From a description of “Cooking with Baja Magic” by Ann Hazard: “It’s a take-no-prisoners mesh of salsas and sauces, soups, salads, seafood dishes, tacos, burritos, tostados, desserts and drinks that are long on heat and flavor and short on the fuss.” http://funtripslive.com/cabo/common/bookstore/cooking.htm “The most important rule of thumb when preparing fresh pescados y mariscos is to cook them just until they are done. The cardinal sin of overcooking results in tasteless fish and rubbery shellfish. If you favor the idea of not cooking them at all, as in ceviche, in which the seafood is “cooked” by marinating in lime, be sure that the fish is the freshest possible.” (you’ll find some recipes here) http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/recipes/puebla/kgbaja1.html  Here are some more seafood recipes in Baja style: http://www.cabogoodtimes.com/bajafishrecipes.htm And a few more: http://www.caske2000.org/cook/cookbaja.htm And if you plan to go down there and catch some fish yourself, here are some tips on how to deal with them: http://www.eastcape.org/Recipes/CookingTips.html Bon Apetit! TBP...

Bianchi Café & Cycles Mexicali: Sanctuary for bicycle lovers

Bianchi Café & Cycles Mexicali: Sanctuary for bicycle lovers

Oct 19, 2017

Bianchi Café & Cycles Mexicali offers a unique concept in Baja California. Sanctuary for bicycle freaks and soul loving cyclists; Bianchi Café & Cycles Mexicali offers octane with caffeine as well as a fully equipped workshop for the two-wheeled fanatics. Behind the scenes, chef Ilean Padilla designed a perfect menu for informal gatherings, flirty introductions and mini-business meetings. Its terrace waits patiently for the end of the summer to welcome the new generations settled in the east of the Baja Californian state capital. Enjoy fine but non-pretentious food menu, where you can find roasted tomato cream, pasta, spring rolls and a coffee that can surprise the most discerning connoisseurs for its quality, and that can compete against any other toasted blend in the city. Bianchi Café & Cycles Mexicali is located on Calzada Cetys # 2699 Ride your bike, and see you...

BGreen: delicious 100% organic food in Mexicali

BGreen: delicious 100% organic food in Mexicali

Oct 18, 2017

BGreen is the perfect place for those looking for green and healthy food in the Mexicali Valley. BGreen boasts delicious plates prepared with 100% organic ingredients. Its menu of natural fruit juices and dishes is designed to revitalize the temple we call “the human body”. Since 9 AM their staff has all the ingredients ready for different tyes of mixed juices that have been nicknamed according to its properties, such is the case of the Batman with activated charcoal, lemon cayenne and stevia. Or what about the Hangover?  Prepared with orange, ginger, grapefruit and cayenne. Their sandwiches are perfect for brunch, and they will also feature fresh, green and mostly healthy dishes to gather the strength to start and close your day succesfully. BGreen is located on Ave. Zaragoza # 1671, Mexicali, Baja California...

Don´t miss the first ever Oaxacan gastronomic event in Mexicali

Don´t miss the first ever Oaxacan gastronomic event in Mexicali

Oct 18, 2017

The community of the Mexicali Valley will be able to enjoy the First Fiesta Istmeña en Mexicali, organized by the local Oaxacan Association. The event will take place on October 27 and 28, at the esplanade of the State Theater (Explanada del Teatro del Estado). The president of the organization, Pablo Vazquez Luis, announced that it will be a typical event, which will begin on Friday October 27 with float rides, at 15:00 hours, at which time they will hand out gifts to attendees. This is something they had never done in Mexicali before, so he invited the community of the Valle de Mexicali and San Felipe to attend this one-of-a-kind Oaxacan gastronomic and cultural event. He also invited the Oaxacans living in Baja California to come and live this event as a traditional feast of their land. “There will be folkloric handicrafts for sale, and a large gastronomic offer including: grass hoppers, black mole, Oaxacan ice-cream, fresh natural fruit beverages and more, “in a day that will be for us Oaxacans”, said Vazquez. On Saturday and Sunday, the event will start at 10:00 a.m. and finish at 10:00 p.m. Finally, Vazquez invited all women to wear their typical Mexican dresses at the event. Source:...

Feel the good vibes at “Suculenta Deli Café” Mexicali

Feel the good vibes at “Suculenta Deli Café” Mexicali

Oct 17, 2017

“Suculenta Deli Café” would translate “Succulent Deli Coffee”… This is a restaurant with a chillout vibe, and a comfortable space that honors the term: delicious. Although its name really is a tribute to the family of succulent cacti, plants that inhabit freely inside the café premises. Rustic and tasteful, Suculenta Deli Café stands out from the range of local products assembled in an appetizing menu that includes novelties such as the shot of ginger, its pannini de roast beef or homemade chorizo, the rustic pizzas and not to mention its coffee, a secret that manifests itself in its roasted aroma and exalted body. “Suculenta Deli Café” is located on Ave. Venustiano Carranza right on the corner with Rio Sonora Street, in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. See you...

Artisan handcraft beer: From Mexicali to the world

Artisan handcraft beer: From Mexicali to the world

Oct 5, 2017

Mexicali B.C. October 4, 2017.- The Pavilion of Wine at Mexicali’s Fiestas del Sol features a tasting event to celebrate and promote the craft beer made in Mexicali. There were three breweries that gathered there for the occasion: Malgro, Fauna and Faisán; the three companies proudly 100% Cachanillas. Malgro Beer offers its two main products, “Grecia” a clear caramel-flavored and citrus-scented beer and a bitter and aromatic “Pale Ale”, winners of several awards at the “Ensenada Beer fest” and founded last year by Javier Guerrero, Daniel Basulto and Eduardo Cásarez. La Cerveza Fauna was founded by the Larios brothers in the year 2012 and offers a variety of six craft beers with their unique labels, which have led them to international success in countries such as Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway. Fauna features an extraordinary flavor that has catapulted it to the first place in its category for three consecutive years at national level. Faisán Beer participated in the tasting at the Wine Pavilion with its three products: Porter, Belgian Tripel and Hefeweizen, Faisán is the winner of the Porter award at the “Ensenada Beer Fest” in 2016 and was founded by Héctor Padrón in the year 2014. With this type of activities the 22 Ayuntamiento de Mexicali and the FEX include in the entertainment offer of Fiestas del Sol, fun for all tastes. The Fair is being held from September 27 to October 15. Source: Comunicado del 22 Ayuntamiento de...