One of the things I’m most proud of is starting Eat Mexico
, my tourism company that gives walking tours of Mexico City’s street stands, markets and taquerías. Our five local guides — three in Mexico City and two in Puebla — conduct the tours, and my fantastic manager Rebekah carries the day-to-day. I’m in the background, helping develop routes and managing the books, and occasionally answering questions from clients. We recently had a photographer, Teddy Wolff
, visit one of our Street Food tours, and his photos made me ache for the city and the food that I love so much. I realized that I haven’t posted many photos of what we do at Eat Mexico on this blog, so here’s a peek at our Street Food Tour, from Teddy’s files.
A tamal de rajas.
Mushrooms, peppers and cheese, just about ready for a warm flour tortilla. This comes from my favorite burrito stand.
A glistening case of carnitas.
This market vendor is always so nice to us, offering our clients a piece of chicharrón.
Doesn't this chorizo look great? A lot of the market butchers prepare their own.
One of my favorite people: el señor que vende los tacos de canasta.
This makes my mouth water: lime juice and chile powder on freshly cut fruit.
Tlacoyos and pambazos crisp on an open-air comal.
"Con todo?" You will have already answered yes at this point.
A chorizo and potato pambazo, just before serving.