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  • Praise for Mexico Cooks!
    Cristina Potters is for me the single most important person for inspiring love for and appreciation of México. Her food blog is justly one of the most famous and revered in the world but her influence extends way beyond that. She has spent decades tirelessly educating other expats and her ability to move seamlessly between cultures and to help any visitor to or resident of México appreciate and respect their good fortune is remarkable. And when it comes to speaking truth to power or defending the powerless you’ll never find a fiercer friend. All of which is to say if you enjoyed this post please spend hours reading her writing. She is a treasure. --Kevin Knox, Tucson, Arizona
  • Praise from Culinaria Mexicana:
    "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
  • Praise from Puerto Vallarta Information:
    "...the famous Mexican food writer from Morelia, Cristina Potters, who I consider to be right up there with Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless..." Puerto Vallarta Information, Our Vallarta.
  • Praise from Susana Trilling, Seasons of My Heart
    "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.
  • Praise from El Mural, Guadalajara:
    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!
  • Praise from Tony Burton, Geo-Mexico:
    "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).
  • Praise from La Casona Rosa, Morelia:
    "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 website 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 page, 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 website! 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 40 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
  • Praise from the South China Morning Post:
    "American-born Cristina Potters, like British cookbook 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
  • Praise from Lonely Planet Mexico Guide:
    "American-born Cristina Potters is a food writer living in Morelia, Michoacán. Her web page is the most compelling and well-informed site 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.

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Biography

Nearly 40 years of life 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 29 of Mexico's 32 states (including 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 food or meal? Let me know.

I offer specialty guided tours in Mexico City, Oaxaca (the city and the surrounding areas), and the state of Michoacán, including the city of Morelia and its surrounding areas. I offer hands-on food market tours, meals at the homes of traditional Mexican cooks, extraordinary tours to the homes of artists and artisans, and off-the-tourist-track adventures in little known places that you will love. By all means contact me when you're ready for a Mexico you scarcely knew existed. If you're interested in touring with me, email me at patalarga@gmail.com

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: EVERYTHING on this website is under copyright.

Pase usted--está en su casa.*

Cristina

*Come right in--feel at home.