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    Cristina Potters is the ultimate tour guide. She knows Mexico and its traditions, food and artesanías like no other. And she makes it so much fun. Take a trip with her. You will LOVE it! --Cathy Fetka, Jalisco, Mexico
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    We will never forget the tour of Michoacan you took us on. It was, and still is one of our most cherished memories of our life's travels to over 43 countries so far. Unbelievable! Amazing! Professionalism beyond compare, oh and your encyclopedic knowledge of Mexican history and culture is truly amazing. Love, Love, Love your tours! --Larry Orinovsky, Tucson, Arizona
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    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
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    "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,
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    "...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.
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    "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.
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    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).
  • "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
  • 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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January 19, 2008


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Jean Vives

I am looking for a serious culinary institute in Mexico-hopefully in Guadalajara.
The cost of culinary school in the US is very high and I wonder if I can find an education of 5 months plus in Mexico? Any help would be wonderful.
Respectfully--Jean Vives

Susan Fried

I am a casting director in New York City and I am doing a talent search for the Food Network.

We are looking for a Hispanic female chef who cooks traditional Mexican dishes.

I know this is very specific which is why I am casting a wide net and reaching out to anyone I think can help!

Would you know anyone like this who lives in the States?

Thank you,
Susan Fried
212 780-3342


I'm a writer working on a novel set at a cooking school in Mexico. Years ago I lived in Guadalajara and worked at the English language newspaper there. Now I have just a few questions about whether certain ingredients available locally that I would like to ask.




I was wondering what is the name and location of the Mexican restaurant in Maryland that used Chef Rose marie as a consultant.


Being a Culinary Tourist is the best way to become educated!And traveling to a cookery school is excellent.
Food I have to say is the best method of learning about any culture/country and its people. The simple act of breaking bread in climates new allows the tourist to stay within their food-comfort zone or push it well beyond their usual limits! carefull with the chilli now!! but not on the Margeritas!!

Culinary Tourists on average perform 6 times more research prior to their journeys in order to find out what is unique about their destination, or indeed in order to decide upon their destination.

As a budding amature chef I have spent hours researching books/the web/speaking to people about destinations new in order to find places to stretch my cookery wings.

My blogging chats have led me to a new site that is pretty new so I am not sure when it will be live, but when it does it promises to assist us foodies in so many ways.

You will be able to search by the type of experience you want, localist, veggie, organic, budget, or hi-end, cooking schools [yey!], shops, tours, you will be able to follow chocolate, cheese or even chilli themes!
Book tables on line, read customers reviews, the philosophy of the restaurant or school and wait for this, I think this is so cool, you will be able to use GPS on mobiles [just coming to us in the UK] to find the local hidden culinary gem that hides in the back streets!
There will also be a societal atmosphere too and for us foodies to search it will be free to use!
The site aims to be global within time so we will be able to identify our own itinerary and even print it off prior to travelling-fitting in all the schools, vineyards, breweries and eateries we can handle.

The site will also allow the smaller, more unique place to have a place alongside the bigger boys, it will not be hosting chains-hurrah. I mean we all know where Starbucks is right?
The site is called and so far I have seen US info gradually increasing on there, but I don’t think it has launched proper yet.
I think this is one to keep our eyes upon!! foodies unite!!

C.M. Mayo

I wish I were in town to take a class! This is so good to know about.


Another great post!

what I would like to know though is where that picture of the corn comes from? I love that.

Thanks, Jonna, your support means a lot.

The picture of the corn is actually just a section of a painting from Rose Marie's private collection. It's even more beautiful in person!

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