It’s all Maya

Just over ten years ago, Mexico found itself in the global tourism spotlight when one of its most famous sites, the Chichen Itza was included in a list of the seven wonders of the modern world. The list, compiled through an online poll by the Swiss ‘New Seven Wonders Foundation’ had other illustrious worthies stretching…

My vegetarian food odyssey in Mexico

It doesn’t sound appetising. Neither the name, nor the description. Huitlacoche (pronounced whee-tla-ko-cheh), commonly defined as corn smut or corn fungus. Of course, a few hopefuls call it Mexican truffle, but yeah, that doesn’t take away from what it really is: a fungal growth on corn ears. But when this soft fungus is plucked at…