Category Archives: Traditions

Baile Folklorico – A Colorful Tradition

Baile folklórico, literally “folkloric dance” in Spanish, is a collective term for traditional Latin American dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements, highly choreographed. Baile folklórico owes its inception to Amalia Hernandez. Baile folklórico differs from danzas and regional bailes. “Folk dances”, that is, “dances that you will […]

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Chile – A fundamental ingredient in Mexican food

When it comes to Mexican food, usually the first flavor that comes to mind is spice. Just like the Tortilla, the chile or chili pepper is a staple in Mexican cuisine. With over 60 varieties — ranging from mild to extremely hot — traditionally used in Mexican cuisine, it is safe to say that nearly all Mexican food […]