Checking out Chihuahua: Food and culture in northern Mexico

Checking out Chihuahua: Food and culture in northern Mexico

We used the road of Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa, popular frontrunner of this 1914 Mexican Revolution, when I crossed the U.S. -Mexican border into their state of Chihuahua from El Paso, Texas.

Unlike Pancho, whom offered “gold and that is glory qualified gringos — machine gunners, dynamiters and railroaders — I became followed by a small grouping of tourists after an itinerary curated by Cesar Castellanos of Copper Canyon Expeditions. And unlike Pancho’s troops, we weren’t on horseback however in an air-conditioned van traveling down a lengthy, dry stretch of wilderness highway in general convenience.

It had happened in my opinion to fly right down to the town of ukrainian brides Chihuahua, then again i might have missed three exciting stops on the way: walking the adrenaline-provoking catwalk that spans the Border Control area, enjoying Mennonite cheese quesadillas for morning meal at Paisanos in Ahumada, and the opportunity to witness the burrito meals vehicles along the street — burritos first made the foodstuff scene in Juarez.

From break fast, we drove all night before an end at the Mennonite Museum for a concept regarding the reputation for these European and Canadian immigrants and exactly how they create their very own agricultural gear, domestic implements, academic tools, and method of transport and entertainment. Because their core belief, “lack of vanity, ” is engrained, children’s dolls are created without faces. These blond, blue-eyed Mennonites in Mexico reside a sustainable and calm life, supported by the purchase of the jarred fruits, jams and agricultural offerings.

Museums make me hungry, and so I ended up being happy our stop that is next was Rib Shack.

Seated during the picnic dining dining table about this food that is mennonite-owned, we tore into tender barbecued ribs, sharp broccoli slaw and a little hill of fries. Sorry, cooks of Chihuahua, but I’ll have a pass in the carne seca (dried secret meat) and another spread sotol (a smoky distilled nature created from fermented agave root), particularly the “healing” version for this libation macerated having a rattlesnake that is full-size. […]