72 episodes

Producer and host Rocio Carvajal food history writer, cook and author, takes you to discover the edible treasures of Mexico’s gastronomic traditions with stories and interviews with cooks, authors and entrepreneurs.
It will change the way you think about Mexican food, cooking and eating guaranteed!

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Pass the Chipotle Podcast Rocio Carvajal

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Producer and host Rocio Carvajal food history writer, cook and author, takes you to discover the edible treasures of Mexico’s gastronomic traditions with stories and interviews with cooks, authors and entrepreneurs.
It will change the way you think about Mexican food, cooking and eating guaranteed!

Website: https://tinyurl.com/yehq8xyq

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rocio.carvajalc/

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    Puebla: Mexico's culinary jewel ✨

    Puebla: Mexico's culinary jewel ✨

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal Food history writer, cook and author.

    Episode 72

    Located in central Mexico and framed by majestic volcanoes, the UNESCO listed city of Angels sits in a vast valley where beautiful colonial buildings tell the 500-year-old story of a metropolis envisioned as an aspiring model for all Spanish territories in the Americas. The famous 5 de mayo battle is one of the many historical events that have occurred in Puebla, but what consistently brings visitors to the city is its delicious cuisine that has gifted the world dishes like: chiles en nogada, mole poblano, pipianes, a huge confectionary catalogue, craft drinks and the world-famous Arab and pastor tacos. This episode celebrates the culinary traditions and history of my hometown that is indeed Mexico’s gastronomic jewel.

    Links mentioned on this episode:

    Book a food tour in Puebla! https://tinyurl.com/ydkthwfu

    Ep.36 Central High plains

    Ep.51 Cultural Staples: Chilies https://tinyurl.com/yhfabtll

    Ep.56 Interview with Rafael Mier https://tinyurl.com/yk68jxrc

    Ep.63 Immigrant foods in Mexico https://tinyurl.com/ygxyvxa2

    Ep.68 Interview with ethnohistorian Dr Alberto Peralta de Legarreta https://tinyurl.com/yggkc3vq

    Ep.69 Cultural Staples: Pulque https://tinyurl.com/yhj3fk4e

    Ep.70 The history of 5 de Mayo https://tinyurl.com/yht2ctcn

    Find a reading list on the episode’s blogpost: https://tinyurl.com/yf2ojz95

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    Mexican Carnivals! 🎉

    Mexican Carnivals! 🎉

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal Food history writer, cook and author.

    Episode 71

    Carnivals are synonymous with good times, mind-blowing choreographies, music and spectacular costumes. But under that shiny surface, there’s a long, complex and utterly fascinating history. Carnivals are a vehicle for the collective expression of a culture’s identity, history and creativity, which allows them to continue evolving as life-affirming acts.

    This episode explores key aspects of the cultural history of carnivals and the common traits they share in Mexico and across Latin America.



    Links mentioned on this episode:

    For more information about this episode, check the blogpost: http://www.passthechipotle.com/mexican-carnivals

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    The history of 5 de Mayo 🇲🇽

    The history of 5 de Mayo 🇲🇽

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal Food history writer, cook and author.

    Episode 70

    This year marks the 159th anniversary of the famous 5 de Mayo battle, but curiously this date means epic Mexican-themed celebrations in the USA, but why? In this epic episode, I explore the many events that lead to the famous battle of Puebla on that eventful day of May 5th, 1862 and the fascinating aftermath that changed the nation's history.

    Find out how Emperor Napoleon III, President Benito Juárez, General Ignacio Zaragoza, and Maximilian from Austria ended up entangled in a story of intrigue, treason, greed, death and glory.



    Recommended books:

    “El Cinco de Mayo” by David Hayes- Bautista https://amzn.to/35Ui7il

    “The Last Emperor of Mexico: The Dramatic Story of the Habsburg Archduke Who Created a Kingdom in the New World” by Edward Shawcross https://amzn.to/2PeERpr

    “Maximilian & Juarez” by Jasper Ridley https://amzn.to/3ngqTjE

    Episode’s blogpost: https://bit.ly/2QS80HD   

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    • 56 min
    Cultural staples: Pulque 🥛

    Cultural staples: Pulque 🥛

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal, gastronomy educator, cook and author
    Episode 69
    Pulque is one of the best known traditional fermented drinks from Mexico. Its origin goes back to pre-Columbian times and has over 25 centuries of history and tradition.
    Known as the “drink of the gods”, pulque has endured the test of time: from colonialism, revolutions, wars, crisis and many other transformations, it has been resignified valued and made relevant for new generations. Discover the fascinating history, botany and practices around the consumption of pulque.
    Episode’s blogpost:
    http://www.passthechipotle.com/cultural-staples-pulque-ep-69
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    Eggs or Anarchy 🗣🍳 *Bonus episode* from Hungry Books Podcast

    Eggs or Anarchy 🗣🍳 *Bonus episode* from Hungry Books Podcast

    From Hungry Books Podcast @hungrybookspodcast

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal Food history writer, cook and author.

    This episode reviews: “Eggs or Anarchy, The remarkable story of the man tasked with the impossible: to feed a nation at war” By William Sitwell



    The setting is Britain at war: WWII looms over Europe and Churchill is at the brink of becoming the world’s most admired Prime Minister. And you might think that the war was fought and won in the fields, and war rooms, but it was actually a combination of Homefront strategies and the feistiness of a man who made sure every briton at home and abroad was fed and strong to fight and survive.

    This book follows the events that lead to the creation and operation of The Ministry of Food and the man who shaped it: Frederick James Marquis 1st Earl of Woolton. Commonly known as Lord Woolton. A man of humble origins compared to the Westminster elite, used his entrepreneurial genius and firm ideals of social justice to run a clock work machine to ensure that Britain survived Hitler’s attempt to starve it by ensuring supplies, rationing and distributing them. This is a book about the work of one of Britain’s most transcendent leaders whose name has almost been forgotten in history.

    Subscribe to Hungry books Podcast: https://anchor.fm/hungry-books 

    📕 Get the Book!:  https://amzn.to/2XsiJbN 



    Links mentioned on this episode:

    🔗 Check this fun wartime memorabilia https://amzn.to/3oz49Lt



    Contact the author:

    🔗Twitter https://twitter.com/williamsitwell?lang=en

    🔗Instagram https://www.instagram.com/williamsitwell/?hl=en

    🔗Website https://www.williamshousewines.com/

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    Interview 🎤with Ethnohistorian Alberto Peralta de Legarreta

    Interview 🎤with Ethnohistorian Alberto Peralta de Legarreta

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal, gastronomy educator, cook and author.

    Episode 68

    In this conversation we explore the little-known world of religious institutions in the colonial period, and the ways in which friars, priests and nuns impacted the culture and life of Mexico.

    We talk about how the kitchens of female convents became a cultural catalyst where the food traditions, ingredients and techniques reflected the very diverse colonial society and set the foundation of a complex, rich and long-lasting gastronomic legacy.

    Dr Peralta is a renown food historian who has authored several books in Spanish and writes extensively about Mexico’s culinary culture.



    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Special blogpost: http://www.passthechipotle.com/interview-with-ethnohistorian-alberto-peralta-de-legarreta-ep-68

    Mentioned books:


    Libro de cocina del hermano Fray Gerónimo de San Pelayo (Spanish) By Gerónimo de San Pelayo https://amzn.to/2OuYtVx
    Cultura gastronómica en la Mesoamérica prehispánica by Alberto Peralta de Legarreta (Spanish) https://amzn.to/3b6oxy6



    Contact Dr Alberto:

    Website: http://www.alberto-peralta.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/profperalta/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alberto61387928

    Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/albertoperaltadelegarreta

    Cultura gastronomica de Mexico: https://es-la.facebook.com/CultGastMex/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertoperaltadelegarreta/



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BeckySandy ,

History of Mexican Markets

Such an informative and interesting podcast exploring the food culture of Mexico. Rocio uses food as a way in to understand the history of Mexico plus unique insights into mexican gastronomy. Fascinating and so well presented!

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