Adventure Package: Mexico
Fantastically authentic Mexican products - pair them with your 3 Mexican wines for the full experience!
Through the ages, the culture and cuisine of Mexico has undergone a tremendous transformation. From the early indigenous civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs, to the 300-year long period of Spanish rule, the food of Mexico has evolved into a very diverse range of foods that combines traditional and native ingredients with modern influences from the Europeans. It is a food culture of its own, and one that is loved and enjoyed by countless other countries around the world.
Although Modern Mexican cuisine is a blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, most Mexicans continue to eat more native foods, such as corn, beans, and peppers. Corn is still the basis of the Mexican diet and is found in almost every meal, usually in the form of the tortilla. It can also be boiled to produce pozole, a corn stew. Popular fruits and vegetables include tomatoes, tomatillos (green tomatoes), squash, sweet potatoes, avocados, tropical fruits, and nopales (prickly pear cactus). The native chilies include the widely known jalapeño, as well as the poblano, serrano, and chipotle. Chilies give Mexican dishes a distinctive flavor, which is often enhanced with herbs such as cilantro, thyme, and spices.
A typical day in Mexico might start with a spread of coffee, sweet breads, fruits, toast, and Huevos Rancheros (corn tortillas with fried eggs and a chili, tomato and onion sauce). Lunch is the main meal of the day and typically consists of a soup or salad, and the main course of seafood, meat or poultry with rice, beans, and hot tortillas. Mole Sauce, the national dish of Mexico, is a very common addition to chicken and meat dishes. Dinner is usually a light meal, of soup or tacos.
Try your hand at these three featured recipes for an authentic taste of Mexico, from the comfort of your own home!
The International Gourmet Adventure Package from Mexico includes the following items:
• Extra Virgin Avocado Oil - Donoxti
• Sesame Honey Bites - Donoxti
• Multiflora Blossom Honey - Donoxti
• Mole Negro - Guelaguetza
• Mole Pipian - Hernán
• Oaxaca Chocolate - Seasons of My Heart
Enjoy these authentic Mexican products with the featured wines from three fantastic wineries, Bodega Roganto, Vinícola Solar Fortún, and Viñedos Malagón for the full experience of Mexico! Read more about the Products and Artisans below.
International wines sold separately.
This company has a fierce drive to share unique, high-quality Mexican products with the world. Their vision for their range of avocado oils and honey products is to start by finding and sourcing only the finest, natural ingredients. That means that the selected avocados are grown in Western Mexico, where the growing conditions are the most ideal for this intensely aromatic avocado. They give the same dedication and care when it comes to their honey!
• Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
• Sesame Honey Bites
• Multiflora Blossom Honey
Located in Guanajuato, Mexico
Opening its doors in 1994, the Guelaguetza family restaurant does not compromise when it comes to quality, which has not only won them many awards and mentions from top publications, but it has also become a boutique market and advocate for Oaxacan culture. Fernando and Maria Lopez, a husband and wife team, have been showcasing the best of their family’s recipes while staying true to authentic Oaxacan ingredients and partners in Mexico.
• Mole Negro
Located in Oaxaca, Mexico
Isela Hernandez, founder and president of Hernán, is an award-winning merchant and entrepreneur with her brand of premium Mexican culinary products. Isela followed her dreams by starting a company that promotes Mexican cuisine and culture by working with artisan companies and select groups in Mexico. She selects the best quality items available, all of which are natural, authentic and remain true to their Mexican roots.
• Mole Pipian
Located in various areas of Mexico
Seasons of My Heart
This company is the result of Chef Susana Trilling’s years of requests from her students around the world and others who longed for Oaxacan’s unique and complex cuisine. She has had a hugely successful career owning multiple restaurants, becoming an author, TV hostess, teacher, and so much more. Susana decided to move to Mexico in 1988 and hasn’t looked back. Her products are handmade with care and passion while using the freshest ingredients.
• Oaxaca Chocolate
Located in Oaxaca, Mexico