The People's Guide To Mexico

The Best Of Mexico
Vapor/Strangers in the Night

Taylor & Terri Benson

Published February 2002

Terri & Taylor Benson

Fact: My first experience eating Mexican food was at 12 months, being fed enchiladas by my Grandfather at the Little Mexico Café in San Angelo, Texas while beads of sweat broke out on my face. They say I kept reaching for more….

Fact: My first memory of Spanish was at the age of six; my best friend, Johnny Hunter revealed how he had learned to count to 10 in Spanish…exotic and utterly compelling!

Fact: Years and years of reading, using and enjoying John Muir’s "How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" keeping a 1968 convertible alive.

So that: Standing in the Boulder Book Store in 1978, thumbing through "The Peoples Guide to Mexico", noticing that John Muir published it, realizing that it dug deep into Mexican culture, language and the food as the shock of recognition that I had a great book in my hands swept over me…I never stood a chance. I swallowed hook, line and sinker…I was toaster crumbs!

Tamales Dulces (Sweet Tamales)

Tamales are a true labor of love. Considering the work involved you'll want to make fair sized batches and recruit help! ...Complete recipe and delicious step-by-step instructions.... (more) by Taylor Benson

©1972-2006 by Carl Franz & Lorena Havens