[Our expert guide] and this market walk were deeply interesting and engaging. It's a rare chance to see Mexican culture behind-the-scenes.
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Raquel Del Castillo has been a food journalist since 2000, writing for publications such as Forbes online, Munchies (Vice Mexico), chilango.com, and the national newspaper Milenio. She studied culinary arts and Communication at university. Now she mixes this knowledge of cooking and writing in her everyday work. She loves teaching recipes and leading tours to the local markets of Mexico City. She thinks that the best way to know the flavors of Mexico is to walk through these public places and go to the restaurants to see how chefs prepare the ingredients for the numerous traditional Mexican recipes, some of them published in her three recipes books.
Cristina Potters is the author of Mexico Cooks, the preeminent English-language website about Mexico’s cuisines and cultures. She began learning the regional cooking of Mexico nearly 40 years ago from extraordinarily accomplished home cooks from across the country. Cited in print and online as the go-to native-level Spanish and English-speaking expert in Mexico’s regional foods, she has mastered many of the intricacies of traditional central Mexican ingredients, recipes, and food history. It’s a continuing pleasure for Cristina to work as a Context food market expert in Mexico City. Touring the city's colorful, chaotic, and exciting markets with her, visitors will gain fascinating insights into Mexico’s foods, including their cultural context and history. You will taste delicious treats little-known outside Mexico, and experience sights and sounds that will live in your memory and provide a lifetime of stories. Cristina looks forward to giving visitors a taste of some of Mexico’s best and most eye-popping culinary experiences.
Liz is a Chicago native who has been living and working in Mexico City for the past 9 years. Growing up in a family with an intense passion for food, Liz felt immediately at home in México, and fell in love with its cuisine. She studied Mexican food rituals and culture at the School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City and is currently brushing up on her Mexican history as she studies to become a certified tour guide. In addition to her studies, Liz has built her knowledge of Mexican food through her endless search for delicious food stands, discussions with local Mexican cooks, and her passion for replicating recipes in her home kitchen. She also documents her adventures with Mexican cuisine on her food blog and works on food mapping projects within Mexico City.
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