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”

Food for the Soul

November is under way and another Día de Muertos has quietly passed by. With 2020 taking it’s toll on another tradition and celebration, by having all public events and gatherings cancelled, although people would have set up ofrendas (altars) in their private homes for this important Mexican holiday, so it’s not that the meaning orContinue reading “Food for the Soul”

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”