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Comments about Mexico Cooks!

  • "The most powerful English-language website in the world about Mexican cuisine is Mexico Cooks!, by the culinary writer Cristina Potters. She travels everywhere to investigate and bring the information to the world..." Culinaria Mexicana, http://www.culinariamexicana.com.mx
  • "...the famous Mexican food blogger from Morelia, Cristina Potters, who I consider to be right up there with Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless..." Puerto Vallarta Information, Our Vallarta.
  • "It was inspiring to be around all your knowledge and network of wonderful people that you got together to show us the magic of Michoacán! I can see why you love it so much. Not only is it physically beautiful but the spirit of the people is engaging and contagious. We left feeling so well received and in awe of the talent of Michoacanos, and we felt that we learned so much! ! Everyone at the school was impressed by the dulces [candies] and the artesanías [arts and crafts] we brought back. If it hadn't been for you, we never could have seen and done so much...You are incredible!"...Susana Trilling, Seasons of My Heart, Oaxaca.
  • Mexico Cooks! has been featured in: --Lonely Planet Mexico --The New York Times --Afar Travel Magazine --Time Out Mexico --The London Times --El Mural, Guadalajara --South China Daily Post --and travel websites all over the world!
  • "Cristina - the support and good wishes of Mexico aficionados/experts such as yourself is sincerely appreciated. I am in total awe of your amazing blog which has to rate as one of the all-time most fascinating displays of Mexico-related knowledge, erudition and insight ever compiled - surely, a book must follow!"...Tony Burton, author, Geo-Mexico (release date January 2010) and Western Mexico, A Traveller's Treasury (1992).
  • "The article about Lila Downs is passionate, goose-bump producing writing by a true master of writing, the MEXICAN SPIRIT and life itself. The line 'OUR BEST SELVES' made me swoon. I love many Mexican women but top 3: Frida, Cristina and Lila. Viva la vida!"...Rosa de Chicago y Morelia
  • "Looking at your blog, and viewing the images of the the people, places the food, truly bring back fond memories of my childhood. For that I thank you. Your blog is making Michoacán call out to me. I truly thank you for what you're doing with your blog, hopefully we'll meet someday if I make it to "God's Country" in Mexico. My mother's beautiful Michoacan! I truly think it's time..." Ollie Malca
  • "Thank you for your truly insightful, intelligent blog! Few are so thoughtful and well researched as yours. I'm hooked! Each and every article is just fantastic! I look forward to reading many more posts, please keep them coming! xo"...MexChic
  • "Después de casi 30 años de vida en la República, Cristina cuenta con una perspectiva extraordinaria sobre la vida cotidiana, las culturas y las cocinas de nuestra tierra gloriosa, por ese motivo los invito en esta ocasión a que conozcan su trabajo y a que cada sábado descubran lo que publica en su sitio; sin duda algo que vale la pena conocer." Claudio Poblete, www.culinariamexicana.com.mx
  • "American-born Cristina Potters, like British cookery-book writer Diana Kennedy who preceded her, looks at the cuisine of her adopted country with the fresh eyes of an immigrant but also with the knowledge of a long-time resident of Mexico..." South China Morning Post, 6/24/09
  • "American-born Cristina Potters is a writer and blogger living in Morelia, Michoacán. Her blog is the most compelling and well-informed blog about Mexican food and culture to be found on the web. Cristina writes weekly about food and drink, art, culture and travel."...Lonely Planet Mexico Guide, 2009.

Biography

More than thirty years in Mexico give me an extraordinary perspective on life, cultures, and cuisines in this complex and glorious country.

I speak native-level Spanish and am a Mexican citizen. Mexican food, history, native and mestizo cultures, and Mexican esoterica are my passions. Want to know about a custom or a tradition or a festival? Just ask me!

I've eaten in 28 of Mexico's 31 states (plus the Distrito Federal--Mexico City) and continue to be a serious student of Mexico's cuisines. Need to know about a particular herb or regional dish or seasonal meal? Let me know.

I offer specialty guided tours in Mexico, including hands-on culinary adventure tours, extraordinary tours to the homes of artists and artisans, and off-the-tourist-track adventures in the city of Guadalajara, the state of Michoacán, and Mexico City. By all means contact me when you're ready for a Mexico you scarcely knew existed.

As you read Mexico Cooks!, you'll discover your own passions about Mexico.

Please remember that all content (text and photos) belongs to the owner of Mexico Cooks!. If you would like to use a photograph or text, please contact me for permission. Otherwise, watch out.

Pase usted--está en su casa.*

Cristina

*Come right in--feel at home.