Food brought from home to Mexico?

Old Oct 5th, 2005, 12:51 PM
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Food brought from home to Mexico?

Is there any food that is hard to find in Mexico that you would recommend bringing from home? Staying in San Miguel for a month.
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Old Oct 5th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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I cannot eat them, but pickles seem to near the top of many lists.
Sun dried tomatoes are infrequently avail and of variable quality. The best are expensive.
As I'm not a fan of (expensive, organic) MX coffee, I often bring (en grano) beans from Costco. If you get a "red light" at customs, they'll give you some grief, but will mostly ignore it if unopened.
There is so much good fresh produce and meat/poultry and so many good restaurants, I don't think you'll be bored.
If you drink Scotch or other "imported whiskies" bring those; wine from FR, US and IT, to lesser extent SP is pretty pricy. There is plenty of good affordable Chilean and Argentine wine.
Bring enough meds (RX and OTC) as they are not as inexpensive here as legend has it.
Can't think of anything else that would "travel".
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Old Oct 5th, 2005, 01:41 PM
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I forgot to mention that the local restaurant scene has been extensively discussed on the tripadvisor/forums SMdA thread in the last week or two.
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Old Oct 5th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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When you come back bring some of the excellent Mexican vanilla.
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Old Oct 6th, 2005, 05:46 AM
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Similar to pickles, relish is a rarity in Mexico. Cranberry sauce sometimes makes an appearance just before US Thanksgiving, but often just the jellied type.

Thai, Indian and Middle Eastern things are almost non-existent. You can find some Chinese and Japanese things, though.

If you have any really picky eaters who will only eat a certain brand of something you might want to bring whatever that is.

Mexican grocery stores are great, you get the best of both worlds -- lots of familiar things and all the Mexican stuff. I recommend bringing a few good Mexican cookbooks because it is hard to find much selection in English books once you are in Mexico.

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Old Oct 7th, 2005, 05:51 AM
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We always take restaurant style butter
pats.
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Old Oct 7th, 2005, 05:53 AM
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Another thing we take is our own coffee grounds and a pot. Good coffee is hard to find in Mx and real butter
is also impossible--at least with the flavor we have come to expect in the USA
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What's the milk like, my kids love cow juice !
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Old Oct 7th, 2005, 09:35 PM
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Old Oct 9th, 2005, 09:38 AM
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Dairy here is way better than in the US: the Natural Yogurt- Bonanza on Mesones is best - and if you like butter, well, time to get some extra virgin olive oil in you diet.
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We love our olive oil, several high quality producers near our home ! We once spent an afternoon going from small producer to small producer doing an olive oil tasting in conjunction with a wine tasting, despite the hangover I think the combination of healthy olive oil and the anti oxidants in the red wine meant I was healthier at the end of the day ! Mikemo, do you have a favourite mexican wine..a red maybe ?
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Marko,
Claro, Zaragoza's (a local SMdA) blend of Cab, Sangiovese and Merlot is VG, but available in only three restaurants to my knowledge. Their select Cab is the same price, but a bit much in youth. I'm putting some away for several years.
Kirk Roark has a web site, but it's not much. I'll get his e-mail.
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