Nicholas Gilman’s award-winning food guide, Good Food in Mexico City: A Guide to Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining, and his blog accompanying the tome makes for a worthwhile web visit when you’re looking for inspiration about where and how to feed yourself in the Mexican capital.
The book and its accompanying blog are borne out of Gilman’s love and appreciation for authentic cuisine. Nicholas publishes another food blog, Good Food Planet, dedicated to the great food he has discovered in his world-wide pursuit of experiences to please the taste buds. It’s no surprise that the blog on food in Mexico City food is particularly well versed as the author has made this capital city his home.
Like many contemporary champions of good food, Nicholas Gilman appears aware of the natural connection between food on the table and its place of origin. He is an advocate of organic growing methods and the “slow food” movement, a philosophy that attempts to counteract the fast-food culture that pervades so many industrialized nations. His work has captured the conscious of many like-minded people: those who care about food, and how it is commercialized. Nicholas’s commitment is also demonstrated by the time he invests heading the Mexico City Chapter of Slow Food International.
His descriptive and timely blog offers articles which review old and new restaurants in the city, describe the produce on offer at the local tianguis (market), and promote food events, especially those which support slow food and organic food in Mexico City. Articles are complemented by illustrative photos which give readers a visual aspect to the words which themselves capture well the flavors, textures and aromas of the food they describe.
Gildman’s writings also bring reader’s attention to Mexican food establishments where guests may enjoy delicious food and support local chefs and the independent food purveyors who are passionate about bringing the freshest and most nutritious local flavors to the tables they serve.
In the ocean of ‘Mexico food blogs’ which flood the internet, this blog stands out by offering readers a well-structured and informative local insight to good foods and great places to enjoy good food in Mexico City.