Historia Time... My roots from Guanajuato, Mexico
The colors... The history... Ayyyy que lindo!
Guanajuato is the capital city of Guanajuato in Mexico. This former silver mining town in central Mexico is famous for its colorful landscape due to the colored buildings that decorate the city and its architecture. This unique city is also known for its narrow streets, and the labyrinth of alleyways, tunnels, and underground network. The view from Monumento al Pípila is second to none and the callejoneadas (parade of singers) serenading the town provide an alluring detail that resonates with its residents and tourists, making it so memorable.
There is a big influence from the original people known as Otomi, Chichimeca, Purépecha, and from the Spaniards during colonization.
Guanajuato is also special because it was there in the city and state that created the catalyst for the rebellion and independence from Spanish rule, in the War for Mexican Independence!
If that's not enough to entice you, Guanajuato is known for an amazing festival - the Festival Internacional Cervantino, which invites artists and performers from all over the world as well as throughout Mexico.
Now... With all that wonderful history shared, what is MY CONNECTION to this Mexican City that was so nice they used the named twice like New York? This is the home of my grandfather. I remember my grandfather sharing with me all these stories about this city that felt like something out of a very tale, and about all the foods they are known for -- Guanajuato is known for is enchiladas, pacholas, cecina, stuffed chiles, a wide range of tamales, and their famous Enchiladas Mineras which gets its name sake for a city being known for its mining of silver and all the miners. What makes this Enchilada so special is its contents on the inside that consist of a stew-like mix of potatoes and carrots; then typically served in portions of four and then served with a piece of grilled chicken, lettuce, salsa, cheese, and jalapeño peppers.
Then hop over to Chihuahua Mexico, and this is where my father was born and raised. Chihuahua, Mexico food is known for carne asada, fine cheeses, and artisanal flour tortillas.
It is through all of these influences, and my grandmothers guidance that inspired, influenced, and guided me to where I am today. Although Vegan, you will experience the essence of all these spices, and flavors with my vegan food.