domingo, 6 de septiembre de 2015

Ingredients of Traditional Mexican Cuisine


Traditional Mexican cuisine is superb, with many recipes handed down from generation to generation.  Two secrets to the success of these dishes are (1) use only the freshest and the most exact ingredients, and (2) make sure they are harvested and directly from the field, and for self-consumption.

Tradicional Mexican Cuisine
Tradicional Mexican Cuisine

To preserve these ancestral recipes, it’s clearly necessary to also protect traditional ingredients to achieve the correct result, and also to use the ancestral cooking techniques.
Traditional Ingredients in the Mexican Cuisine
Traditional Ingredients in the Mexican Cuisine


On your next visit to Patzcuaro, make it a point to shop at the local markets.  By doing so, not only will you support the local merchants, you will also help preserve these ingredients, which are a legacy of the gastronomic culture of Mexico.
 
Mexican Cheese from Michoacán State
Mexican Cheese from Michoacán State
In the Lake Patzcuaro region, there are many families who continue the tradition of working in the field and harvesting their parcels.  Buy authentic products and experiment with them at home, savoring the flavors of the traditional recipes with original ingredients, and contributing to the survival of the gastronomic inheritance of Mexico.
Wild mushroom and flowers at the Market
Wild mushroom and flowers at the Market

Tour the lacustrine region and visit the hostels and traditional kitchens in Santa Fe de la Laguna.  Visit villages such as Tzurumuútaro, Tzintzuntzan, Opongio, Erongarícuaro, and Tarerio, as well as the famous islands of Lake Patzcuaro.  You will discover why Michoacan cuisine was named a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.  “Traditional Mexican cooking – culture, community, ancient, and alive – the Michoacan paradigm.” 

Corn a key ingredient at the Mexican Traditional Cuisine
Corn a key ingredient at the Mexican Traditional Cuisine

Our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe love shopping in the market, bringing back to the Hotel any number of home-made delicacies, such as corundas, uchepos, bread, cheese, dried white fish, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, planted and harvested in our region.

Uchepos at the Market in Pátzcuaro
Uchepos at the Market in Pátzcuaro

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We invite you to check more articles in our blog, you will find information that we hope, will be helpful for your next trip to Patzcuaro. 
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