A clay pot with boiling beans covered by a deep clay saucer with hot water in it is a common fixture in the kitchens of Mexico.
A pickup truck full of cacti paddles was a common sight in northern Mexico during the dry season when I was growing up. Cattlemen would harvest them from the wild
What grows well with chile peppers in a garden? Jose’s stories of Milpas conjured forth that question into my mind last week.
Tenochtitlan was, in 1520—right before the conquest—the city from where the Aztecs ruled their empire. It had more than 500,000 inhabitants, making it among the most populated cities in the world at the time.
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