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Interview with Mely Martinez (Mexico In My Kitchen)

The 196 flavors team is very happy to introduce our Mexican culinary expert. Mely Martinez, originally from Mexico, is an accomplished Mexican food blogger who loves to feature authentic recipes but also the stories behind them. Sounds like a match made in heaven with our trio!


United States: Succotash

In the minds of most Americans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season. To mark the beginning of the season, picnic and barbecue are in the air over at 196 flavors!


United States: Potato Salad

Each year, Memorial Day celebrates the memory of US soldiers who died for their country.


United States: Coleslaw

This week, we are featuring American picnic and BBQ staples, in anticipation of upcoming 3-day Memorial Day weekend.

Huachinango Veracruzana

Mexico: Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Cinco de Mayo, literally “fifth of May” is a Mexican national holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862.


Mexico: Torta de Cielo

Mike briefly mentioned it in his post dedicated to the pozole recipe, we are featuring Mexican cuisine to celebrate cinco de mayo in our own way.

Red Pozole

Mexico: Red Chicken Pozole

On May 5th, like every year, I will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Yes, I have been celebrating quite a few new holidays since I moved to the United States in 1999.


Georgia: Lobio

Last week was the Day of National Unity in Georgia. This day not only commemorates the tragedy of April 9, 1989 in Tbilisi, where 20 people were killed but also the new independence found the same day in 1991.


Georgia: Gozinaki

It can be white – with beaten egg whites – or black – without egg whites. It always contains honey and / or sugar, nuts and / or dried fruits, whole, crushed or ground, seeds and flavorss of all kinds. Hmmmm… I am talking about nougat!