75 episodes

Producer and host Rocio Carvajal food anthropologist, Mexican culture gastronomy educator takes you to discover the edible treasures of Mexico’s gastronomic traditions with stories and interviews that will change the way you think about Mexican food, cooking and eating guaranteed!

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Pass the Chipotle Podcast Rocio Carvajal

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Producer and host Rocio Carvajal food anthropologist, Mexican culture gastronomy educator takes you to discover the edible treasures of Mexico’s gastronomic traditions with stories and interviews that 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/

Check the podcast on youtube: http://bit.ly/2EQCz7H

Sign up to the newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/y4amtjky

Contact: hello@passthechipotle.com

    Day of the dead special 2021☠️

    Day of the dead special 2021☠️

    Presented by: Rocio Carvajal food anthropologist, Mexican culture gastronomy educator.

    Episode 75

    The Day of the Dead celebration is a cultural pillar of Mexico’s rituals of memory, conviviality and spirituality, this episode celebrates the history behind this vibrant tradition that is one of Mexico’s most joyous cultural export.

    It also offers an introduction to the Mayan ceremonies for the dead and I read a short story from Mexican anthropologist and archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma called “Yaotl in the land of the dead.



    Links mentioned on this episode:


    Book recommendation: “Mexican tamales made meatless: traditional flavors made vegan & vegetarian” By Nancy Lopez. Use the promo code NSub15 before November 15 to get 15% off your purchase.
    Get your copy here: https://tinyurl.com/yfnpps5h
    Short story: Yaotl in the land of the dead (in Spanish) By Eduardo Matos Moctezuma: https://tinyurl.com/yh48b4ux
    Dia de Muertos playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y6b537au

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    🎧 Check my other podcast: Hungry Books https://anchor.fm/hungry-books

    • 46 min
    The history of Mexico’s bakeries bakers & bread 🍞

    The history of Mexico’s bakeries bakers & bread 🍞

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

    Episode 74

    Mexican pastries or “pan dulce” have taken the world by storm with their delicious flavours and styles, but did you know that wheat was once a stranger in Mexico? This episode explores the remote origins of wheat in the Middle East and its voyage to the New World where it inspired one of the most important food industries of the colonial period.

    You will hear about the hidden world of bakeries, guilds and brotherhoods that organised an invisible workforce that fed thousands of people. I will introduce you to the magical colonial bread stamps and how I brought back to life a 500-year-old bread recipe!

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    Links mentioned on this episode:



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

    My digital bookstand:  shorturl.at/kuT34

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    email: hello@passthechipotle.com

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    🎧 Check my other podcast: Hungry Books https://anchor.fm/hungry-books

    • 53 min
    Raw, cooked & rotten: cooking methods and cultural meanings.

    Raw, cooked & rotten: cooking methods and cultural meanings.

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

    Episode 73

    This episode explores different aspects of the cultural production of food in traditional indigenous cultures of Mexico, and some of them are related to preparation methods as explored by the“culinary triangle” of raw, cooked and rotten. And other aspects focus on the creation of meanings, practices, attitudes and uses of food in pre-Columbian and contemporary societies.

    I want to get you very excited about the many different ways of analysing food that helps us see culinary traditions in a new light and broaden our possibilities of exploration and understanding of them.

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    Links mentioned on this episode:

    My digital bookstand:  shorturl.at/kuT34

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

    Ep.59 Cultural staples: Cocoa. Part I https://tinyurl.com/yzxc5ukd

    Ep.60 Interview with chocolate historian Alex Hutchinson https://tinyurl.com/yhpqrmhs

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

    Hungry Books Podcast Ep.7: Making sense of taste, food and philosophy https://tinyurl.com/yzab36sm



    Episode's blogpost: https://tinyurl.com/yk4mo55z

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    email: hello@passthechipotle.com

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    Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/y9ot9a57

    • 1 hr 3 min
    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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    email: hello@passthechipotle.com

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    Donate to the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rfxWGIy

    🎧 Check my other podcast: Hungry Books https://anchor.fm/hungry-books

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    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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    Donate to the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rfxWGIy



    🎧  Check my other podcast: Hungry Books https://anchor.fm/hungry-books

    • 46 min
    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   

    Youtube version: https://tinyurl.com/y9ot9a57



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    email: hello@passthechipotle.com

    web: http//www.passthechipotle.com

    Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/y9ot9a57

    Donate to the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rfxWGIy



    🎧 Check my other podcast: Hungry Books https://anchor.fm/hungry-books

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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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