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If this picture is familiar to you, it is because I'm reusing it. Since I don't have the time to write about every single product I buy for the #FoodandLit challenge anymore, I'll just do an overview at the end of the month. #Mexico is not only about spices and chili, as I was about to find out. There is so much to discover ❤

@Texreader @Butterfinger

Pulparindo: Interesting mix of flavours. Sweet and sour and fruity at the same time. If you ⬇

Jari-chan like this combination, go for it!

De La Rosa: It‘s marzipan, but tastes and feels different from the one I know. Tiny, sweet, delicate. If I order at this shop again, this one will be bought again.

Ate de Guayaba: Paste made from Guava. Reminds me of jello, at least its texture does. I really like it and surprisingly you can combine it with many different kinds of food. I‘ve had it just alone, with bread, yogurt, vegetables, meat… ⬇
Jari-chan It always gave the dish a special twist. Sadly, the box is way to big for one single person…

Rancheritos: Nice to try, but to me nothing that special. They are a bit more intense in flavour than the nachos we get here, that‘s it. Also - the bag is a scam.

Tostadas: I used them for everything. Even in a Tiramisu. Works. So if you‘re tired of always using normal wraps, try these instead.

Flor de Calabaza: Pumpkin flower. No recommendation, if ⬇
Jari-chan you ask me. Buy them fresh. Coming from the can, they‘re pretty much tasteless.

Mole: Just had to try it. And it wasn‘t bad. But I guess I‘d rather go for a home one next time. But I enjoyed it this time. I had my fun dipping all my vegetables, sausages and whatever into it. Also makes an interesting salad dressing.

Cuitlacoche: Mold growing on corn. Yes, mold. Yes, that‘s something of the most peculiar things I‘ve ever ate. Yes, I love ⬇
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Jari-chan trying new things. So yes, I tried it. It doesn‘t taste very good on its own, but mixed into dishes it‘ll get interesting. I still wouldn‘t call it tasty, but for me it was worth the try. Now I can say that I ate mold 😄

I once again loved all the new experiences. For December I couldn‘t find a shop, but since I‘m more into Christmas food anyway, I‘m fine with that. I‘ve already found some recipes to try, so I‘ll go with those 😊
Bookwormjillk How fun! 11h
Jari-chan @Bookwormjillk Defenitely was! 🤩 11h
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I didn‘t quite get around to making tamales this month (though I have the stuff so might this month) but I did make some tortilla chips with the remainder of the corn tortillas we made (I swear aren‘t as burnt as they look as they were made with blue corn flour!) with a delicious pico de gallo salsa ☺️

#FoodAndLit #Mexico

Bookwormjillk Yum! 11h
Tamra That looks yummy! I enjoy making tortillas - relaxing when you get into the groove. 7h
Catsandbooks So tasty! 2h
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Join us for our final month/ country in 2021! We're headed to the Philippines for December 🇵🇭

BrittanyReads I'm so happy to be joining in this month!! 🇵🇭🥥📖 4h
Catsandbooks @BrittanyReads Happy to have you!! 💙 2h
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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4/5 ⭐️ I enjoyed this book so much more than Mexican Gothic! Based on Mexican folklore featuring the gods of death. Loved the magic and adventure! If there were no animal sacrifices then this would have been a five star read.

This was my bookspin book for November.

#FoodandLit Mexico 🇲🇽
#20in4 #bookspinbingo

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 22h
Chrissyreadit I‘m so mad at myself- I have this book and did not realize it was Mexico. It would have totally been one more from my mount tbr 😩😣😭 21h
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit aw man... Yeah I've been trying to check my shelves first for challenge prompts to try to get through all my stacks 😂😓 21h
MadelineMcCrae I adored this book!!! The ending hit so hard 19h
Catsandbooks @MadelineMcCrae Yes! Definitely did not expect it! 19h
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book was WILD and I loved every minute it. #FoodAndLit #Mexico #20in4 book 3/4

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 22h
booksellerofyourdiscontent The ending was crazy!!!!! But everything about it was beautifully dark! 19h
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#FOODANDLIT MEXICO this was like going to a museum -good choice for me !

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I loved this

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Ghost Moon Night | Jewel Allen
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Some interesting titles for this months #foodandlit I hope my library has one of them.

Reading Asia: New Research in Asian Studies | Frans Husken Huskin, Dick van der Meij
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With #Jordan (Pillars of Salt) and #Qatar (My Life in Doha) finished in November, I have now just the Philippines left to finish #ReadingAsia2021. I saved this one for December to combine my read with #FoodAndLit.

I hope to start and finish my chosen book (America is not the Heart) soon, so I can maybe make an early start with #ReadingAfrica2022!

TrishB Nearly there! 2d
LeahBergen Woohoo! 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 👏 2d
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Cathythoughts Nice work ! 2d
Addison_Reads Great job! 2d
Texreader That‘s so awesome!! 2d
Hooked_on_books Woohoo! Awesome! 🥳 1d
DGRachel Yay! So close!! 1d
Bookwormjillk Wow! 👏👏👏🎉 1d
squirrelbrain Nearly there! 🎉 1d
jenniferw88 Yeah, I'm not going to be able to finish this challenge (just like i haven't completed Europe, & I'm doubtful I'll finish Africa! 😂) 1d
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 I am very doubtful about Africa too 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1d
Librarybelle So close!! 1d
Simona You already see the finish line 👍🍾🥂 1d
Megabooks Congratulations!! You‘ve got it in your sights! 23h
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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One more day to sign up for #wintergames here: https://forms.gle/8G1vWNSHPptZrvcE6

And for all our #foodandlit Littens, your hours reading for #foodandlit COUNT as a readathon for #wintergames! So you don‘t have to give up your book for the #Philippines for December to play.

So this is a reminder that the #Philippines is our last country this year!

Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for sharing! 2d
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I've picked two books to try getting to, besides my usual Culture Smart book. I can barely get reviews done this year so I am skipping winter games. 2d
Catsandbooks Awesome! I actually found a holiday book by a Filipino author! 2d
Pageturner1 this is my first time. sounds like a lot of fun. 2d
Dilara @Pageturner1 First time for me as well! 2d
Texreader @Catsandbooks Score extra points! Whoohoo! 2d
Jerdencon Sounds great‘ 1d
TheBookHippie First timer 😬🎄🎉 1d
LitStephanie Ok, thank you @Texreader, I am in! Guess I better come up with a TBR list tonight! 1d
RayHallucinogen Same here. Just signed up for my first readathon 1d
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