Since moving to PdC in January, I have learned to scuba dive, traveled across the Yucatan, swam with the sea turtles, visited the 7th Wonder of the World ...twice, went to my first Mexican wedding, and become fluent in Spanish. I've also braved outside my comfort zone and tasted new flavors and textures of foods very different from the traditional American cuisine-- shocker, there is more to food than hamburgers, french fries, and fried chicken!
The Yucatan cuisine consists of unique with foods and flavors you can only find here. One of my favorite spices is called xcatic (pronounced sh-ka-tic) and is typical Yucateca. In PdC, you can find food prepared this way at Yax-che and Casa del Agua, two of my favorite restaurants here.
As my readers know, I love the fresh fruits and vegetables I can buy in PdC year around, and for a fraction of the cost in the US of A.
Check out these different, and beautiful, fruits that are grown locally.
This fruit is called Tuna, and don't let the name fool you. It tastes like a pamagranate and has a bright red color on the inside with edible seeds.
This fruit is called pitaya and is beautiful on the inside and out. It's flavor is sweet, not at all sour or bitter.
Aren't they beautiful? To eat, simply peel off the skin and enjoy.