Mole Made Easy


Mole is an iconic and complex Mexican sauce with a creation tale that involves 17th century nuns scrambling to prepare a meal for the visiting archbishop. Today there are as many varieties as there are abuelas and tias who pass their cherished recipes down as heirlooms. Here’s how to bring this tasty bit of history to your table.   

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Keep Traditional Mexican Crafts Alive!


Barro canelo ("cinnamon pottery"), hand-carved wooden wares, baskets woven from palm fronds and textiles woven on looms. These are traditional Mexican crafts that have been sustaining communities for generations. And during Pasaporte Mexico, you can find them right at Central Market!

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Mexican Olive Oils Are a Buttery Delight


“Gird, oh country, your brow with olive…”
Olives are such a part of Mexican heritage and culture that they are mentioned in the national anthem. And, lucky for us, our southern neighbors don't just honor olives in song, they also turn them into absolutely incredible
olive oils.

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Panga Boats, Baja Shrimp & Octopus Tacos


As the sun sets into the Pacific Ocean, Mexican fishermen along the beaches of the Baja Peninsula load the last of their supplies in small Panga boats and set sail for a night of fishing as they have for generations. 

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Viva el Vino


When one of our wine buyer asks me to attend a training for a new product, I never say no, but I have to be honest and tell you when the request to attend our Passport Mexico Wine training came up, I was probably more intrigued than excited. Having never had a sip of Mexican wine before, I did not know what to expect. And let me say, these wines did not disappoint.

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Pasaporte Mexico: Your Ticket to Authentic Flavor


Join us April 20 to May 3 for an exciting culinary expedition through Mexico from the Sea of Cortés to the Yucatán Peninsula. Explore regional specialties and traditional flavors like Oaxacan style mole, capirotada bread pudding, and nopales salads made with prickly pear cactus leaves.
You’ll discover authentic Mexican cuisine like nothing you’ve experienced before!

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Beet & Lentil Veggie Burgers


Here’s a Meatless Monday recipe for you: Beet Lentil Veggie Burgers. In-season beets, fresh mint and dill (perhaps from your new potted herb plant you scored during Herb Fest), avocado, feta, and garlic come together in a burger that crisps up nicely and goes great with fries. 

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Have a Louisiana Weekend with Gulf Coast Crawfish


Gather your friends and family, grab the hot sauce, and cover the picnic table with newspaper: it’s time for a crawfish boil! We have the largest grade of crawfish available on sale for $2.99/lb. today through April 19. 

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