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Who's Gonna Be The First to Go To Nobu Mexico?

I have read on my favorite blog that U.S. celebrity chefs don't fare well in Mexico. Nobu has come to Sta. Fe. Anyone gonna go?

Aug 06, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Mexican Beef

I think I have found some grass fed beef, if not, at least a great butcher. on the corner of Mazatlan and Juan de la Barerra in Condesa. They have a lot of sides of beef hanging in the window...I went in and asked where the beef was from and was told Sonora. I asked what the cows ate and they said grass. I bought two strip steaks, which were carved to my requested thickness. They LOOKED grass fed, with little if any marbling and a thick strip of white fat running along the outside. They also TASTED grass fed, with a bit of chewiness that US corn fed strips don't have. Not as good as Argentine, lacking some of the mineral/grassy taste, but pretty good nonetheless and a bargain at less than $MXP50. They also had frozen New Zealand lamb. I bought a shoulder for $MXP170 and cooked it this weekend...it was great. I love this butcher. Not sure of the name but easy enough to find.

Jul 07, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Mexican Beef

From what I understand from Rincon A., it hasn't been legal to import beef from Argentina into Mexico for over 30 years. They buy their beef from a single source in Texas that butchers it to their specifications. When I asked if it was grass or corn fed, the person I was talking to didn't know. Sometimes I can tell by the marbling and strip of fat on certain cuts, but I am on the fence whether the RA beef is corn or grass fed.

Jul 02, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Mexican Beef

Hi...can anyone help me with this question. I have asked around and get varying answers. Is Mexican beef corn fed or grass fed? The best answer I have received so far is that on industrial farms, corn, local farms, grass.

I am trying to eat grass fed beef whenever possible. I asked at Rincon Argentina where their beef was from and they told me Texas, so I am assuming it is corn fed. I see US beef in the supermarkets fairly frequently. My neighbors seem to feel it is superior to Mexican beef.

Does anyone know a good source for grass fed beef in the D.F.?

Thanks.

Jun 30, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Best French Restaurant in Mexico City.

I like the one in Condesa for personal convenience, but the one in San Angel is in a beautiful location/building. I haven't had foie at any Mosacio and I have at Le Bouchon, where it is truly excellent.

Jun 28, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Best French Restaurant in Mexico City.

I have only been living here a couple of months, but I know and like the food at Le Bouchon in Polanco very much. Bistrot Mosaico (there are 5 or 6 of them around town owned by the same people who own Champs d'Elysee...a super-serious and formal French restaurant on Reforma that I don't like that much...mostly for the formality, food isn't bad) is French with a Mexican twist and always pleasant.

Jun 27, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Mexico Food and Wine Blogs/Boards

thanks...it's great.

May 25, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Artisanal Cheeses

I am headed to the San Juan market this weekend and want to try some of the local cheeses I've heard are so good. I can't find much info....any recommendations? Also, does anybody know where I can buy some olive oil from Baja...I've heard a lot about it too? Thanks.

Kat

May 22, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

Mexico Food and Wine Blogs/Boards

Being new in Mexico, I want to learn as much as I can about food and wine here and I love blogs and boards like Chowhound. Thanks to Eat Nopal and Cristina from this board, I found the ones below. I also found one that turned up in a search. I will update this list as I find new ones...or start my own....lol.

http://hungryindf.blogspot.com

http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

http://ruthincondechi.blogspot.com

And this is Eat_Nopal's excellent list of resources:

http://cesarts.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoshopmex

http://www.youtube.com/user/larecetadelaabuelita

http://www.quetzalnegro.blogspot.com/

http://mexicocitydf.blogspot.com/

http://superiu.blogspot.com/

http://davidlida.com

http://goodfoodmexicocity.blogspot.com

http://mexicosoulandessence.com/artic...

May 22, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

New In D.F.-A Few Questions

Thanks Crisitna, your blog is amazing. I am a blog/board fiend and will be reading yours regularly.

May 21, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

New In D.F.-A Few Questions

I did, thanks. The butcher on the corner of Mazatlan and Antonio Sola (I think) near my place. They were able to have it for me in a couple of hours. Had to buy the whole 4 kilo piece....around MXP250....but I froze what I didn't use. Am headed to San Juan this weekend....love the place.

May 21, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

New In D.F.-A Few Questions

thanks for your quick responses....i've been to san juan and will go back...and I can actually spell contributor correctly.....lol....

May 19, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico

New In D.F.-A Few Questions

Hi All,
I have recently moved to DF from San Francisco and have been reading this board to get oriented food wise. Can you all please recommend any other food blogs or boards for Mexico? I read Spanish pretty well.

Also, do you know where I can buy pork belly, and what I need to ask for in Spanish? Panza?

Thanks for you help. I hope to be a regular contributer here once I get settled and get my bearings.

May 19, 2009
newintown2 in Mexico