About The Journal

Created for People Who Love Mexican Food

You love Mexican food so you have come to the right place. You will find authentic Mexican recipes, cooking techniques, food photos and interviews with Mexican cooks to teach and to inspire you.

You Don’t Need Much Experience

You don’t need much experience in the kitchen to cook amazing Mexican food just a willingness to give it a try and experiment. The Journal is meant to motivate you!

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About the Founders

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Douglas Cullen – Writer

I created the Mexican Food Journal to share my love for Mexican Food which has developed over the 20+ years I have lived in Mexico. I have been fortunate enough to live in San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, Monterrey and Durango where I have experienced some of the regional differences in Mexican Cuisine.

Two Passions: Teaching and Cooking

The Mexican Food Journal combines two of my passions, teaching, and cooking. Currently, I am working in education, teaching and doing program development. But, I also consider the Mexican Food Journal to be one of my classrooms. It’s where I can teach anyone who is interested to prepare authentic Mexican Dishes. For those who are interested in more in-depth learning, I also give hands on and virtual Mexican cooking classes.

The Intersection of Teaching and Cooking

I have an M.A. in English as a Second Language which has allowed work as a language and culture professor at the UDEM in Monterrey, and the UNAM, the Instituto Sanmiguelense in San Miguel de Allende. Over a period of 7 years, I opened 4 independent coffee shops in Puerto Vallarta and for 5 years I had a cafe in San Miguel de Allende. As you can see, my work experience is teaching and cooking. The Mexican Food Journal allows me to combine my skills and passions to reach a broad audience.

I Didn’t Always Love Mexican Food

It makes me laugh now but I didn’t always love Mexican food. For the first half of my life, I wouldn’t eat Mexican food. Too hot! Any dish with even a hint of chile was too hot for me. Not anymore! Now I can’t get enough of Mexican food. The intensity of the flavors and the diversity of the dishes keep me wanting to experience more.

Questions about Mexican Cuisine?

I love to answer questions about Mexican food and food culture. If you have any questions you can reach me at douglas (at) mexicanfoodjournal.com and I will do my best to answer. I can’t guarantee that I will always know the answer because there are so many dishes and regional variations that one could never master them all even with a lifetime of study. But I’ll try so please get in touch.

Andres Carnalla Photographer

Andrés Carnalla – Photographer

Andrés is a professional photographer from Cuernavaca, Mexico who also has a great love for Mexican cuisine.In addition to providing incredible food photos for the site he generously shares family recipes handed down from his mother and grandmother. He has professional hands on cooking experience from the Mexican cafe he used to own in San Francisco, Ca.

Andrés is also currently working on a photo documentary book about the theater life in Mexico which he plans on publishing this year.

Mexican Cuisine Listed by UNESCO

I want you to know that there is much more to Mexican food than just chiles and hot sauce. Did you know that Mexican Cuisine is listed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage and that the only other country to receive this recognition is France? Mexican cuisine is sophisticated with centuries of history and tradition.

Try Some of Our Best Mexican Recipes

Get started with some of the Journal’s best recipes and cooking tips.

Roasted, Peeled and Cleaned Poblano Chiles
Roasted, Peeled and Cleaned Poblano Chiles

Our Latest Projects

Mastering Mexican Cooking

Chef Juan Antonio Cooking Instructor

The Mexican Food Journal is working with Juan Antonio Hussong owner and chef of Osho Restaurante in Ensenada, BC, Mexico to share his 30 years of cooking experience in Mastering Mexican Cooking, an online cooking school.

Ask him a question here.

The Mexican Travel Journal

Clock Tower at the Ex Covento Yuriria Guanajuato

As a companion to the Mexican Food Journal, we have created the Mexican Travel Journal to share the people, stories and places of Mexico.

Right now, it is a work in progress but over time it will become a great resource for anyone who is interested in learning about Mexico past the well-known resort towns.

Take a look!