Exploring Mexican Food – Dani Valent

Travelling & Eating in Mexico

Exploring Mexican cuisine with chef Edgar Nuñez

When I travel, I always head straight for the produce markets. It’s because I love seeing what’s growing, what people are eating, and I also love the buzz and bustle of market life. Mexican markets are so incredibly energetic: noisy, busy, fragrant, intense! I knew I needed an expert by my side to help me understand what I was seeing, smelling and tasting at Coyoacan Market in Mexico City – there are thousands of indigenous Mexican herbs, for a start! – so I enlisted the help of top Mexican chef Edgar Nunez.

Join us as we explore moles, pepians and mushrooms, eat tortillas and carnitas and drink delicious goblets of juice, chat about huitlacoche, a crazy fungus that inhabits corn, and collect a sugar skull with my name on it. We then head back to Sud 777, Edgar’s fine dining restaurant to cook up some of the beautiful produce we’ve purchased.

Want more Mexican food? Of course you do!

  • Members have access to the recipe inspired by the refreshing Mexican Green Juice I drink in this video! It has as much vim and vigour as the market!
  • Enjoy this recipe for Pan de Muerto, a Mexican brioche loaf, and a chat about its origins.
  • Everyone LOVES this Pozole Negro, a hearty bean, corn and chicken soup.
  • You need this awesome Chicken Tinga: ‘slow-cooked’ chicken in 30 minutes.
  • Check out my Mexican Entertaining ideas, including a banging Mexican music playlist.
  • I have an awesome Mexican chapter in my Entertaining cookbook.

A girl’s gotta get dressed.  Today I am wearing ELK.

I love my Elk top & Obus pants

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