Camila Mendes, the Riverdale actress on the CW, went on a trip to Mexico and sampled the local cuisine... including crickets, and ants, and grasshoppers, oh my! The 22 year-old recently posted an Instagram video of herself nonchalantly eating bugs like you would snack on french fries.
Mexican gelatinas are something to celebrate, showcase, and even boast about. Forget 1950s-style Jello salads, in Mexico, gelatinas are an artform with interesting flavor combinations and coloful layers. One of my favorites combines homemade gelatin made with the same tres leches mixture from the infamous cake and strawberry gelatin.
"A quick and easy one pot wonder, alphabet soup, or sopa de letras, brings the fondest of memories from my childhood in Mexico City. And it now makes a regular appearance in our home for my boys’ after-school comida. The pasta is lightly fried in oil (a very Mexican preparation), then cooked in a simple homemade tomato sauce and broth. " - Pati Jinich
If you value that morning cafecito and the livelihood of millions, start recycling! A new report by the Climate Institute predicts that drastic changes in global weather patterns will cut the area of suitable coffee-growing land in half. Half! This loss in arable land will leave 120 million coffee growers worldwide jobless.
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