Friday, November 28, 2008

good times for mexico cooks!

And here is something else we can add to our list of things to be thankful for at this time of year: famous bloggers.

Cristina Potters is well-known to all of us. She is the creator of
Mexico Cooks! Based in Morelia, she writes about her travels in Mexico and accompanies her commentaries with well-executed photographs. Her posts are informative and cheeky. Don't miss her photograph of the Frida Kahlo - Diego Rivera carved bench in her current post.

Cristina gave me her permission to post her photograph. It illustrates the point much better than I could.

But her blog is much more -- as the title would imply. It is about food. And not just recipes. Cristinia writes about the vegetables and fruits of Mexico wherever she travels. She treats them as cultural building blocks -- not merely as ingredients for a tasty dinner.

We have all known this for some time. Just check on how often
Mexico Cooks! appears in blog rolls.

But others have now joined us in our appreciation. In his Thursday food column, Simon Majumdar of the London Times Online (please forgive my provincial use of the adjective) named
Mexico Cooks! as one of his "Top 10 food blogs from around the world."

Here is what he has to say about our Cristina:

Cristina Potter’s knowledge of Mexican food is matched only by her passion for her adopted home. The best starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about the varied cuisine of this extraordinary country.

Congratulations, Cristina! Mexico does cook!

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