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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.

Pavo pibil: Yucatán-style roast turkey is full of flavor

Pavo pibil is full of flavor. Photo: Carlos van der Gracht de Rosado Roast turkey in Yucatán —...

Fried squash: A seasonal pumpkin recipe inspired by Yucatán

Pumpkin was a fundamental ingredient in the pre-Hispanic diet, particularly in the center of the country. In Yucatán, however, it is usually enjoyed fried.

Recipe: Yucatán’s Kaaxil Sikil just happens to be vegan

Addi María Ay Ché represented Yucatán in a national cooking contest that called for a taste of the Mexican homeland. Photo:...

When life sends you mangos, make chutney

Our neighbor has a huge mango tree, and literally, hundreds of unripe mangoes fall every week. If not picked up right away, they rot. Ugh!

Recipes: Enjoy avocados big or small, from dip to dessert

At the local fruit stand, avocados are a quarter of the price I pay back in the States. So naturally, I buy them more frequently. But what to do with all those avocados?

I got a guanábana — now what?

Beautiful things are possible with this ugly, pungent fruit.

Taco recipe: Cochinita meets New Mexico heat

Chef Marianne Sundquist adds a New Mexico twist to a Yucatán favorite. Photo: Santa Fe New Mexican From...

Recipe: Caldo tlalpeño, the Merida way

Caldo Tlalpeño. Photo: Flickr The managing editor of Salon, Joseph Neese, happens to be the grandson of a...

Here are the 3 easiest recipes from David Sterling’s ‘Mercados’

David Sterling's "Mercados" is praise by Dallas Morning News writer Michalene Busico. The 560 thick, glossy pages of...

An Izamal market stall recipe: ‘Empanaditas’ de San Jose

These crispy “empanadas” with vegetarian toppings aren't what they seem. Photo: Mercados / University of Texas Press David...

How to make Yucatan’s Dzik Tacos with an Instant Pot

TV chef Rick Bayless, whose love for Yucatan is well documented, recently posted a video that combines a current pressure-cooker craze with a traditional Yucatecan taco filling.

Recipe: Oyster dressing, Jeremiah Tower style

Legendary chef Jeremiah Tower (and expat living in Merida) was on New Orleans television recently to demonstrate a timely recipe.

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.

Cactus power: Nopales pack a nutritious punch

Many foodies stop being adventurous when presented with a plate of nopales. And that's a shame, because these prickly pear cactus paddles are spectacularly healthy.

Have a Caballero for Christmas

Christmas morning means the aroma of cinnamon French toast. To bring a taste of Yucatán to your Christmas morning, here is an equally festive dish.

Nacho ordinary Thanksgiving leftovers

You're in Mexico, or at least dreaming about it, but you still celebrated American Thanksgiving. What to do with your leftovers? It's time for nachos!