- 3 hours
[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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Lydia Carey is a freelance writer and translator based out of her adoptive hometown, Mexico City. In 2010 she left a life of political science and NGOs for one of tacos, tianguis and Mexican craft beer and has never looked back. In 2016 she published “Mexico City Streets: La Roma,” a visiting and living guide to one of the city's most eclectic neighborhoods, Colonia Roma. Her work has been published in close to 100 national and international publications and she blogs about her favorite place at www.MexicoCityStreets.com.
Right now Raquel Del Castillo is the editor-in-chief of Menú (the food issue) at El Universal newspaper and writer at 7 Caníbales. She 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 recipe 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.
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