Almost three years ago, Mexican cuisine was declared "intangible cultural heritage of humanity". The declaration by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), represents more than just a label to put to tacos, tamales and chile rellenos. 

I think the spirit of this declaration is to recognize and protect a way of life based on ancient cultivation of corn, which is the basis of the unique Mexican cuisine, dating back 7000 years ago. Today, Mexican cuisine is an infinite source of inspiration for cooks and housewives worldwide.

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To celebrate the 203 years of the Grito de Dolores, on September 16, 1810, marking the beginning of the Mexican independence movement, I'm bringing my own "Mexico inspired" recipes as a tribute to this cuisine so unique, rich, colorful and delicious Qué viva Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe protect all of us and our families and let the mariachis play!

For more of my recipes visit my cooking blog.

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Mexican hot chocolate 1

Mexican hot chocolate

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I cannot resist to a good Mexican hot chocolate!

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Salsa 2

Salsa

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My own version of the popular Mexican salsa!

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Guacamole 3

Guacamole

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Can you imagine life without guacamole? I can`t. Here is my recipe.

The perfect Margarita 4

The perfect Margarita

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A toast to the uniqueness of the Mexican gastronomy!

Ingredients

1 ½ oz of tequila Patrón Reposado        

½ oz of Patrón Citrónge liquor          

2 oz of sour mix

Juice of half a lime

Huice of half and orange

1 rodaja de lima para decorar

Preparation

In a shaker with ice, combine the reposado tequila, liquor, orange juice and lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lime slice.

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More salsa! 5

More salsa!

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This salsa is inspired by the Mexican way to combine ingredients and colors. 

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Pico de gallo 6

Pico de gallo

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Not to-be-missed, this pico de gallo has the colors of the Mexican flag...

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Huevos rancheros 7

Huevos rancheros

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Mi versión de los huevos rancheros… creo que ya sabemos cuál será el próximo brunch…

 

Black beans and grilled corn salad with cilantro 8

Black beans and grilled corn salad with cilantro

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Did you see how I say tha Mexico inspires me? Another creation...

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Grilled shrimp tacos with cilantro sauce 9

Grilled shrimp tacos with cilantro sauce

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Another dish inspired the unique Mexican cuisine.