Being raised in northern Mexico, I had never heard of mixiotes until I was about 28 years old when I moved to Mexico City.
Tamales are the perfect food for a trip. On the road or on a path, with access to a microwave or just an open fire, tamales are gems.
How about bread toasted dark? onions? potatoes? I eat my burnt french fries first! Roasted chiles? Leave the burnt skin on my salsa please! These are just a few of the foods we like overcooked some would say.
Are you looking for fresh tuna, bison, ostrich or lion meat-—yes, lion from a farm—edible scorpions, tarantulas, worms, ants, or mosquito eggs?
This is not a legend: a corn plant disease became an Aztec delicacy, worth of Emperors!
Both purists and nationalists claim there is an ongoing “prostitution” of Mexican cuisines …
Well, I have systematically refused to learn the intricacies of all that. I instead hire a guide and I let her do the work while I enjoy the walk, nature, and the clean air so absent in the big city.