Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
By: Andreana Chou Latinx Heritage Month spans from September 15th to October 15th. Why start on September 15th, instead of September 1st or October 1st? Well, September 15th aligns with the Independence Day celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Prior to these Latin nations, Mexico and Chile also declared their independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 and September 21, 1810 respectively.
If You Can't Ferment Raw Agave, How Do We Have Pulque?
I feel like the title of this episode also serves as the description. Unless you don’t know what pulque is. So … pulque is a fermented beverage, and it’s made from the uncooked agave. Now you get it? Good. So dive into this episode of Agave Road Trip!
What's For Dinner? Ellen Bennett joins the show to talk about her Mexican roots & her story of becoming a wildly successful CEO
Listen in as Feedfeed Food Editor Alexa Santos virtually sits down to dinner with Ellen Bennett, @ellenmariebennett. Ellen is a chef and is the founder/CEO of Hedley and Bennett, a leading culinary workwear brand.
If They Kill NOM 199, will That Kill Uncertified Agave Spirits? (NOM mini-series #3 of 3)
NOM 006 defines what tequila is. NOM 070 defines what mezcal is. Bacanora has NOM 168, sotol has NOM 159, and raicilla … well, give raicilla a minute – they’ll get back to you. But every other spirit sold in Mexico is, in theory, defined by NOM 199.
The Clay Copita: Authentic Hipster Culture?
A lot of mezcal enthusiasts drink their mezcal from clay copitas. Hell, we drink our mezcal from clay copitas. And we think that’s the best vessel for heritage agave spirits. But is it? And is it culturally authentic? Maybe … if you’re talking hipster culture.
Who Decides if it’s Mezcal? (NOM mini-series #2)
Mezcal is a Denomination of Origin, kind of like champagne. It’s controlled by the Mexican government, and that government gets to define what mezcal is. Then there’s a body that certifies mezcal, and since that Denomination of Origin has existed, that has been the CRM.
...Until it Sounds Like Sand: Rick Bayless on Rice
On this episode, Aarón and Zarela welcome their friend and colleague, Rick Bayless, a pioneer in traditional Mexican cuisine at the highest level, to discuss rice in Mexican cuisine. There isn’t much Chef Bayless hasn’t done or an award he hasn’t won.