We spent Christmas sick as dogs in a magical town in the mountains – if you have to feel crappy, it’s not a bad way to pass the time. Robbie’s boss invited us for lunch on Christmas Day at his weekend house in Tepotzlán, a “pueblo mágico” about an hour’s bus ride outside of the… Read More Get Out of Town: Tepotzlan
A couple weekends ago I got to revisit Cabo (the first time was a college spring break in Cabo San Lucas … this time, I stayed in San Jose del Cabo which was slightly classier). I wrote a piece for Chowhound about where to eat on both sides of the island. A little BTS detail… Read More Where to Eat in Los Cabos
I tagged along on Robbie’s business trip to the city of Puebla right before Thanksgiving. We took a “first class” bus there for the equivalent of $10 and settled in for four days. Because he was there for a conference, I’d be on my own during the day (and an evening or two). I was… Read More Weekend in Puebla
I reviewed Naomi Duguid’s beautiful cookbook, “Taste of Persia,” for The Wall Street Journal! Link is here. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the cook in your life, this is the one. I’ve been trying to get my tahdig (the crispy bottom of a pot of rice, the crown jewel of the Persian… Read More Book Review: Taste of Persia
A pretty little cocktail from a spot in Roma Norte called Yuban, featuring mezcal, agua de Jamaica (hibiscus punch), anise, cardamom, and a burning cinnamon stick to cap off the sweet-smoky-spicy action.
Another glorious weekend – full days, quiet nights. We woke up early Saturday to see an apartment that we both love (fingers crossed!!) in Roma Norte, and then hit up Lalo!, a brunch spot I’d been wanting to try. Dope chilaquiles and a fried egg dish with huitlacoche, smoky salsa, avocado and queso fresco. The… Read More How Bazaar
Yesterday was really, really hard. We’d watched the election results the night before until a little after midnight, with new friends – three expats and two Mexicans – drinking and first, ready to celebrate, then, sick to our stomachs. Yesterday morning, Robbie woke up at 6:30 and got to work writing about the record low… Read More A Day to Mourn