A Dog's Dinner
Plump, bandy-legged, well muscled, with a greyish pink rather greasy looking skin, the indigenous “itzcuintli”, also known as Aztec or Colima dogs or perros aztecas/de Colima, found its way into the cooking pots and onto the banqueting tables of the Aztecs who prized it highly.
Gastronomic Migration - The Spanish Treasure Fleet
The Westerly trade winds filled the sails of the Manila Galleons and bore them across the Pacific Ocean to the coast of southern California, where they turned south towards Acapulco.
Hibiscus Blossom Quesadillas Recipe
While doing some research the other day, I came across an old menu from the lovely Restaurante El Arrayán in Puerto Vallarta which we visited several years ago and where we tasted some very unusual and delicious quesadillas filled with hibiscus blossoms.
Gastronomic Migration - The Manila Galleons II
The Philippines had a long history of trade in South East Asia before the arrival of the Spaniards, and the Parián de los Sangleyes in the walled city of Manila was a bustling business centre in the Chinese quarter, a great marketplace at the very heart of the trade in Asia.
Gastronomic Migration - The Manila Galleons I
Where today giant cruisers glide in and out of the Bahía de Acapulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the 17th century the magnificent three-masted, square-rigged Spanish sailing ships, the “Manila Galleons”, set off across the Pacific Ocean en route to the Spanish East Indies.
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