Tag: MX – Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

4 Days in Mexico City – The Wonderful Heart of Mexico; Chris Christensen; Amateur Traveler

Mexico City is the chaotic, delicious, sometimes intimidating, and wonderful heart of Mexico. Including side trips, you could easily spend more than 4 days in Mexico City, but Chris Christensen’s first trip there was combined with Oaxaca for a great week in Mexico.

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Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition; Lisa Martine Jenkins; Associated Press

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Mexico – Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots squat among rows of beets as a group of chefs arrive to sample sweet fennel and the pungent herb known as epazote. By dinnertime some of those greens will be on plates at an elegant bistro 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the north, stewed with black beans in a $60 prix-fixe menu for well-heeled diners. Call it floating-farm-to-table: A growing number of the capital’s most in-demand restaurants are incorporating produce grown at the gardens, or chinampas, using ancient cultivation techniques pioneered hundreds of years ago in the pre-Columbian era.

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