Foodies

Alacena: A Playa Foodie’s Paradise

Seen from the street, Alacena promises an oasis of delicious foods beyond the clear glass door. Once inside it does…

Dining with Children in Playa: It’s a Small World After All

La Panaderia isn’t your grandmother’s bakery. Although the menu is full of local Mexican dishes, one of my favorites reminds…

Meet Chef Eleazar Bonilla from La Zebra, Tulum

I recently met one of the important local figures in the Mexican gastronomy scene – Chef Eleazar Bonilla from La…

Milpa Soup: A Mexican Dish with Ingredients Grown Using Traditional Means

In Mexico, for thousands of years, a traditional crop growing system has existed known as “milpa” (from the náhuatl language:…

Ensambles Cafes Sails to Germany on Wind-Powered Cargo Transporter

On March 13, Ensambles Cafes Mexicanos held a press conference to announce the imminent launch of their sail boat transport…

Venues in Tulum Set the Example for Green Hospitality by Putting the Environment First

Environmental concerns, no negative impact on our habitat, and lowering our carbon footprint are just some of the things hospitality…

Refried Mexican Beans Recipe

Ingredients   Step 1 1 kilo of dry beans – black, pinto, your favorite! ½ medium onion 5 garlic cloves…

Women in Gastronomy: Playa del Carmen’s Female Restaurateurs

Female restaurateurs work the dozens of jobs necessary to make their restaurants successful. They jump in when a waitperson doesn’t…

Dry Noodles with Three Chiles Recipe

Sometimes we just don´t have the time or energy to cook every day from scratch. My granny loved to prepare…

In the Wild of Tulum

A few weeks ago I met a woman making a difference in Tulum, contributing to the town’s reputation as a…