Our first days in Mexico
Our first days in Mexico have been spent settling into our cozy Airbnb in the Colonia Escandón neighborhood of Mexico City, eating way too much delicious food and even sneaking in some culture in the form of murals at the Secretaría de Educacion Publica. They sure know how to jazz up government buildings here…
Today we attended the Gourmet Food show at the World Trade Center. We saw everything from the weird and wonderful (think: fried crickets, or chapulinas, wriggling maguey worms, and red-wine fermented cheese) to the incredibly tasty (dried plantains dipped in chocolate, hand frothed chocolate ‘milk’, and peanut salsa). Along the way we chatted with many producers and heard their stories. There were some definite trends in snacks at the show. We saw lots of healthy alternative sugars and flours, including many gluten-free options. There were a notable amount of family-owned food businesses, which is typical in Mexico. Often, food businesses in Mexico are a family affair, passed down through the generations. And much to our delight – we met many female producers making artisanal foods!
Stay tuned as we tour factories, visit markets and continue to taste our way through the city.