India is sensory overload—an assault on the senses if you will. Not in a negative way necessarily, but simply that here every sense is routinely taken to its absolute limit. It’s exhilarating—and simultaneously exhausting.
Cream cheese or traditional Southern-cooked frosting? This recipe offers a sweet compromise for your red velvet cake.
Red, white, and green—the colors of the Mexican flag are all represented in chiles en nogada, which is one reason this is the traditional dish for Mexican Independence Day. But these fabulous chiles are as delicious as they are beautiful, rewarding your guests with a virtual explosion of flavor.
Simply put, the Native people lived by and for corn; it was integral to all aspects of life from religion to mythology. The Maya considered corn a gift from the gods and believed that cultivating it was a sacred duty.
As we sat on the patio, the sound of a drum echoed across the river from some hidden village. I felt a thrill run through me at the thought of immersing myself in the Tarahumara culture. This is what we had come for.
The preponderance of death images is one reason that those not familiar with the Day of the Dead may view it as morbid or macabre. But the holiday has inspired a rich folk art tradition; the skulls and skeletons are intended to be humorous and are created in recognition of the fragility of life.
These colorful fire starters are easy to make, and will make your fire—either in a fireplace or campfire—even more beautiful.
Rise from the ashes of your own past disappointments and spread your wings like the glorious Phoenix you are!
The elements of Earth and Fire come together in a beautiful way in these stunning candles, and they are surprisingly easy to make.
A home altar or ofrenda is an important feature of the Day of the Dead celebration. This is where the faithful believe the souls of the returning deceased will first be received and welcomed.
Arpilleras are colorful, three-dimensional quilts that have become a popular folk art in South America. Here's how the art spread from Chile to Peru and how women have used the art as a means of livelihood.
Papercutting is practiced in various forms around the world, and Polish papercutting, or Wycinanki, which involves the symmetrical cutting and layering of several pieces of paper, is one of the most colorful.