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The ‘Farm to Fork’ Movement – Fresh Food Past and Present

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork capital. The movement, which has been sweeping the nation in recent years, brings to the forefront the desirability of using fresh, seasonal meats and produce from nearby sources.  Many chefs contract with local growers to ensure they will have the freshest of ingredients available to serve their customers.

After all, fresh food just tastes better. Picked at the peak of ripeness, produce contains more of..

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El Tesoro Tequila – The Most Awarded Tequila in the World

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

El Tesoro Tequila – the standard by which all tequila should be judged. 

Connoisseurs of fine Tequila have individual ‘favorites’, but nearly all will agree that El Tesoro is the gold standard by which fine tequila can be judged.  We spent an evening with Senor Carlos Camarena, of El Tesoro Tequila recently – tasting the incomparable Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo.

Senor Camarena is an entertainer. He loves to tell stories of his life in a..

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Dia de los Muertos at Mayahuel

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – it’s origins trace back hundreds of years to an  indigenous Aztec festival dedicated to the Goddess Mictecacihuatl. In Aztec mythology, the Goddess was the Queen of the Underworld. Her role was to carefully watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals in honor of those who were no longer in the living world.

Prior to Spanish colonization of Mexico, the celebration was held..

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Sunday Supper at the Ranch – Farm to Fork Event

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

The romance,  joy,  camaraderie and beauty of a local ‘farm to fork’ event in Sacramento will take place this year at the Pegasus Riding Club in Wilton. The annual Sunday Supper at the Ranch dinner is planned for Sunday, October 11th.

Join Mayahuel for this wonderful event which features some of the finest local cuisine served in a pastoral setting to benefit Project Ride.

Sunday Supper at the Ranch is Sacramento’s premiere Farm to Fork..

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Fine Tequila is Like Fine Wine – How to Taste Tequila

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Fine Tequila is very much like fine wine – and should be tasted in a similar manner.

Soils, weather and elevation produce very different, and distinct tequilas. Tasting tequila is something to be savored, and understanding the process will help you truly have a memorable experience.

In the valley lowlands of Jalisco, the days are hot and nights can be very warm. The soil is loamy, dark and volcanic. Tequilas produced from Agave grown in the..

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Dishes from México City to Sacramento

By CYNTHIA MORENO

cmoreno@vidaenelvalle.com

SACRAMENTO

Some of México’s oldest, finest and most recognized traditional dishes like the chile en nogada not only produces a savory taste of fine spices and decadent sweets on the palette, but also carries along a significant piece of history.

Just ask La Señora Bertha Graciela Medrano Ríos who was born in Michoacán, México and raised in México City acquiring the skills and methods used to prepare some of México’s most..

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Arte and Mezcal

Why does art and Mezcal make sense together?

Creating art, whether it’s sculpture, drawing, murals or carvings, is an expression of beauty, passion and the sensual nature of life. Gourmet chefs understand that art plays a huge role in food –  combining flavors and textures as well as the presentation. Wine makers understand the passion and romance of winemaking – from the vine to the complexity of aromas and flavor, and even the art of the label.

So it is with Mezcal.

Erick..

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