The World of Maíz

Maíz (Spanish), or maize (English) is another word for corn, from the ancient Taino word mahiz – and it is one of the world’s most widely planted crops. The consensus is that maíz originated in Mexico, with the mesoamericans using the selective breeding of teosinte, an ancient genetic ancestor of maíz. With 59 distinct landraces grown throughoutContinue reading “The World of Maíz”

The Humble but Mighty, Taco

“Don’t judge your taco by its price.” – Hunter S. Thompson What is your idea of a taco? Is it made with a small, hand-sized tortilla, or are you all about a hearty, two-hander version. A single tortilla, or maybe with doubled up tortillas – for maximum strength and loadability. Is the tortilla made from blueContinue reading “The Humble but Mighty, Taco”

Mamichi

With many of the island restaurants still closed for the CoVID pandemic, many chefs and restaurant staff are improvising to keep themselves afloat, until their places of employment re-open. Valeria Galicia Miranda is no exception and has risen to the challenge with her new offering, Mamichi. Born out of necessity – Mamichi Food & DessertsContinue reading “Mamichi”