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Rural Yucatán fights back against GMO seeds

As genetically modified crops become more prevalent in Yucatán’s fields and shops, there is a growing concern that traditional heirloom species may be lost forever. 

Yucatán’s most iconic breakfast is best enjoyed at its birthplace

Sure, you can get huevos motuleños just about anywhere in Yucatán, but enjoying them in Motul is a whole other experience.

A guide to eating and drinking at the beach in Yucatán

From fancy restaurants to street vendors and from the sweet to the savory and spicy, eating at the beach in Yucatán something for everyone.

New Calle 47 foodie corridor in Mérida wins approval

“We are very excited about this project and will be announcing the details soon,” said Mayor Renán Barrera Concha. 

Nutella’s new campaign gets marquesitas wrong, annoying watchful Yucatecos

As part of a special summer special edition, Nutella is launching eight collectible jars highlighting the way their product is used across Mexico. 

The sights, sounds, and flavors of vibrant Chinatown in CDMX

Mexico City’s Chinatown is crowded, frenzied, and chaotic — but in an oddly great sort of way.

This healthier take on Yucatecan kibis will impress your guests

Brought to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants in the 19th century, the noble kibbeh fast became one of Yucatán’s favorite snacks. 

New study confirms the health benefits of eating avocados

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association claims that eating at least two servings of avocado per week reduced the risk of heart attack by 21%.

Beyond Corona: Learn to pair Mexico’s favorite beers with food

At the end of the day we all like what we like. But for those interested in expanding their horizons we present part one of our very own beer pairing guide..

A new generation takes the helm at one of Mérida’s oldest...

For just shy of 80 years, the Panaderia Santa Teresita has been baking up a storm in Mérida’s García Ginerés neighborhood.

Fried crickets on the menu at Oaxaca’s famous Gueleguetza in Mérida

Mérida's Parque de la Paz, across from the Centenario Zoo, is hosting a traditional Oaxacan Gueleguetza festival complete with entertainment and plenty of food.

New South Korean docuseries being filmed on the Peninsula, featuring ...

Yucatán Magazine's editor, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht, has another project over the next several days. He is consulting for a South Korean television...

New genetically modified maize varieties move in, threatening native species

Though more vulnerable to drought, traditional varieties of maize such as the Nuuk Nal, which has a reddish color, tend to be larger and more nutritious than their genetically modified counterparts, according to Díaz.

Expats asked to weigh in on a Calle 47 culinary corridor

Several members of Mérida’s international community participated in a focus group to discuss the potential for a project described as a “culinary corridor” along Calle 47 east of the Remate. 

In Yucatán, Mondays were made for frijol con puerco

Mondays in Yucatán are all about frijol con puerco. This traditional pork, rice, and beans dish is much beloved by people across the state, but you are unlikely to find it on the menu of any restaurant..

Mérida gears up for its annual tamales festival

During the event, several vendors will be selling tamales of several different types, including the Yucatecan Xpelón, as well as versions traditional to states like Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. 

Yucatán’s top 8 street junk food favorites

Walking through virtually any city or town in Yucatán a wide range of food vendors can be seen peddling goodies out of push carts, mobile stands, food trucks, and just about every other configuration you can think of.

Rosca de Reyes on the menu for millions across Mexico

The celebration is a Mexican tradition that takes place after Christmas to mark Three King’s Day, also called the Epiphany, which celebrates the biblical appearance of the wise men in Bethlehem.

Stuffed eggplant, the Yucatecan way

When I first came to Yucatan, I was very young and had never tasted eggplant. My mother-in-law had a special recipe and when I tried it, I liked it so well that it became the dish she would always make for me on my birthday.

2021, a hectic year, in review

It has been one doozy of a year. From the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic to the decline and bouncing back of the tourism industry, to wacky news stories that for some reason or another caught traction in 2021.

Cochinita pibil named 2021 ‘best dish’ by Taste Atlas

Yucatán's famed cochinita pibil has been named the top dish in the world for 2021 by the website Taste Atlas.

Increased demand for help at Mérida’s food bank

Mérida's food bank says that it is under more pressure than ever to offer food security to struggling families and individuals. 

Expats living in Mexico share Christmas recipes from home

One of the things I love most about living here in Yucatán is the great combination of nationalities and the new friends and recipes...

Feel brave enough to eat an eyeball taco? Mérida’s taco festival...

Taco connoisseurs are prepreparing to host Mérida's Festival del Taco next weekend.