For weeks we had been passing by a small venue that filled the sidewalk with the heavenly scent of butter and pastry dough, before we finally had the chance to stop in and investigate. The source of the intoxicating aroma turned out to be Pastes Real de Pachuca, a neighborhood bakery in middle-class Colonia Tabacalera that makes excellent empanadas and pastes, a type of pastry that’s a specialty of Mexico’s Hidalgo state but hard to find in Mexico City. Continue »
I grew up surrounded by food in Mexico City, where my family owned a restaurant for 40 years. In 2007, while living in the U.S., I realized that Mexican food is often misunderstood North of the Border, and began blogging about authentic Mexican food...
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