Pass the Chipotle: The Show that Takes You to Discover the Edible Treasures of Mexico
By Rocio Carvajal, food researcher, cook, and author.
My passion for using the power of storytelling to build bridges of dialogue and understanding has been a constant through my involvement in cultural projects related to the tangible and intangible heritage of Mexico, which is why I am so excited about this podcast.
As a keen traveller, I really enjoy eating my way through the places and countries I visit but it is equally delightful to actually get to know how those dishes came to be, learning about their influences and the way communities create bonds around their traditional festivities and meals, which is why I decided to create an audible compendium of edible postcards about my beloved country’s gastronomy.
The show has something to offer to all audiences, whether you are new to traditional Mexican food, a consumate foodie or simply want to know more about one of the world’s most acclaimed cuisines, the traditions and stories big and small behind this fascinating cuisine.
During the conceptual creation of the podcast I had to address two challenges, deciding whether to tell the story of Mexican gastronomy from the beginning and in chronological order and the other was to decide if the focus would be on the dishes or the stories, and since the meaty part of every good tale is in the making of it not just the ending, I decided to tell stories, present and past honouring the way Mexican culture manifest itself by blending centuries-old heritage and contemporary traditions.
Pass the Chipotle Podcast is also the companion of SABOR! This is Mexican Food Magazine and they complement perfectly by offering a delicious and thought-provoking way to explore the breadth and depth of the Mexican cookbook.
This bi-weekly show is available on iTunes and Stitcher, the first season of the show covers topics that range from: the stewardship of culinary traditions, the primordial crops that are the base of Mexican gastronomy, Food at the table of the Hungarian-Mexican empire, the influence of Baroque art in Mexican food, and many other subjects that will change the way you think about Mexican food, cooking, and eating.
You can listen to episodes of Pass the Chipotle HERE
Upcoming Guest on the Podcast
The addition to different voices from actors who are also challenging and transforming the way people approach food, brings diversity, empowerment, and opportunities to broaden the conversation and find innovative ways to make gastronomic heritage significant in our everyday life, and I have a special treat for the readers of The Mexican Food Journal as Douglas Cullen will feature as a special guest on the show and will share his journey and how he went from a newly arrived expat in Mexico to a true enthusiast of authentic Mexican food and became a blogger and private cooking instructor.
Subscribe to the show and follow @chipotlepodcast on twitter and don’t miss this great interview.
Rocio has a degree in Communication, an MA in International Aid for Development and studies in cultural management and medieval history. She’s passionate about food studies and the gastronomic heritage and traditions of Mexico which she explores through her many projects whether they are editorial, academic, cultural or food-related.