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Family of traditional candy-makers opens shop in Centro

After four generations, a family of candy-makers has its first store in the Centro Histórico.

Annual fair aims to bring back a neighborhood’s golden years

Xcalachén, a small southwest neighborhood known for its flair with fried pork parts, will be home to an annual fair celebrating their culinary specialty.

Mérida voted best gourmet destination for 2nd time

Once again, Mérida beat out Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca in a readers' poll for the best gourmet destination in Mexico.

Recipe: Butterflied turkey with Yucatán rub

If you're not dining out on Thanksgiving, here is an idea that's moderately easy to execute at home.

Where to eat out for Thanksgiving in Yucatán 2016

Here again is our Thanksgiving roundup for anyone homesick for turkey and trimmings.

InterContinental Hotel restaurant is overhauled, renamed

The sleepy Frutas y Flores restaurant off the lobby at the Presidente InterContinental Hotel has been overhauled. The most noticeable change is its name: Stephens.

Time to vote for Mérida’s gourmet destinations

Remember last year when Mérida beat out some major front runners in Food and Travel's top gourmet destination readers' poll? It's time to vote again.

Chef Bayless’ 13 TV shows from Yucatán to air soon

Chef Rick Bayless's TV show returns to the U.S. airwaves Sept. 16 — in less than a month. Why are we so excited after 10 seasons?

Looking forward to pineapples, the fruit that eats you back

When you eat a pineapple raw, ever notice your tongue going a little fuzzy? That’s because the pineapple is doing its thing.

A chat with Georgina Kemp at Door 54 Café

"I guess my whole life I wanted to have a coffee shop," says Georgina Kemp. And now she has one, at Door 54, on Calle 37.

A mother’s legacy of tamales in Santa Ana

For over 20 years, Ismael Chan Caamal has been dedicated to selling tamales in the Santa Ana neighborhood. But his business's history goes back even further.

Nutritionist: Don’t blame the panucho!

The obesity epidemic in Mérida has many causes, but the panucho isn't one of them, said the director of nutrition at DIF Mérida.

Rick Bayless’ TV crew hits Mérida

Chef Rick Bayless and his crew have begun filming the 11th season of his TV series, and they will remain in Yucatán for all 13 episodes, bringing tremendous exposure to the region.

Mérida named best gourmet destination

Mérida was called Mexico's Best Gourmet Destination and Rosas & Xocolate in the capital, and Xixim Hotel in Celestún were named best urban hotel, and best ecotourism hotel, respectively.

For Bayless, a record-breaking pig roast

When Chef Rick Bayless returns to Yucatán, he may well be a part of history if a massive cochinita pibil sets a new world record.

Yucatán leads Mexico’s craving for pizza

Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year. Yucatán is leading Mexico's craving for this dish each Sunday.

Rick Bayless filming 13 shows here

Chef Rick Bayless is bringing his TV series "Mexico, One Plate at a Time" back to Yucatán next year. Not for one episode — the entire season.

A good fit for a food-and-wine fundraiser

All the tickets have been sold, but there is a waiting list for A Taste of Mérida at Villa Verde, which is just around the corner.

Soma in the city: A chat with the chef

SUNDAY PROFILE: The paint was barely dry at Soma's new location, yet both of their Thanksgiving seatings sold out quickly. Clearly, it was time to get to know Soma better.

Corn prices spike; are tortillas next?

Corn price hikes could affect the price of tortillas, an essential staple of the local diet, according to the Yucatecan delegation of the National Chamber of Industry and Tortilla Dough.

A vegetarian fest in land of meat-eaters

In meat-centric Yucatán, a vegetarian food fair cut against the grain with more than 50 local and national exhibitors.
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