When You Travel Do You Like To Visit Local Supermarkets?

I do! It’s one of my “musts” when I travel anywhere. I enjoy searching for regional faves and “exotic” items that I can bring home to experiment with later. Local supermarkets are also a great place to buy gifts for your family and friends.
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Frutas, Frutas, Frutas!!!

Meandering the streets and open-air markets of Mexico you’ll find push-cart vendors selling varied items from chapulines (fried, spiced grasshoppers) to squash blossom tacos.  Street food is commonplace and abundant as a means to a living for some locals and a way to experience a culture and a country for some tourists (like myself.)  I basically ate my way through the Zòcalo of Oaxaca!
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Brilliant Bayless

Rick Bayless is an amazing chef specializing in Mexican cuisine.  He lived in Mexico and studied their culture and food for 6 years.  Bayless is known for his PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time.  He also started 3 amazing restaurants in Chicago dedicated to tantalizing our taste buds to authentic Mexican cuisine.
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