Thanks for your post here, let me see what can I tell you about this....
Originally Posted by rapunzel47
Hi Rigel --
I'm lousy at coming up with questions, so usually I just read the Spotlight, but here are a few for you...
 I notice you often ask the Spotlight person whether they like Mexican food. Not a surprise. I'm guessing you DO like Mexican food, but what are your favourite dishes? Please describe them, for those of us who are unfamilar with them.
 Do you cook? or is that something you leave to Gema? Does she like to cook?
 A couple of times you've answered questions about where you'd live if you could live anywhere, saying (among others) Canada. That's nice. What attracts you to Canada?
Nice to see you in the spotlight, amigo. Hope you're having a good time.
1) Great Question Fran, ( and Delicious) for me the Cochinita Pibil and the Poc chuc (of course are traditional dishes from here, furthermore if you one day can to visit us IÂ´m so sure you can to enjoy our delicious snacks!
For those of you who have heard of cantinas, you may associate them with shady histories where gunslingers hung out and only men were allowed. All those suppositions were true twenty years ago. But today, you will find some pretty fancy cantinas where entire families go for a delicious lunch at reasonable prices. The majority of these restaurants are open and serving lunch from 1 PM to 6 or 7 PM.
Local tradition has it that when an ice-cold beer is served, it is accompanied by several dishes of snacks. Typically, four or five plates are served for every beer. These extra goodies are known as botanas (bow-tah-nahs) and include such things as refried beans with tortilla chips, macaroni in a tomato sauce, cucumbers in lemon, beets with lemon and cilantro, pigs knuckles and ears, pureed pumpkin seed silqipec, empanadas, ceviche, cocktail hotdogs, mini chaya (like spinach) burgers, mini quibis, hummus, and labne. The list is really endless and varies by the day, the restaurant and the cook's mood.
Each cantina or restaurant has its own specialties and most have live bands. The music is usually pretty loud and the ambiance fun.
Tacos and other Yucatecan dishes are also served at a cost. These include cochinita (suckling pig), Pavo Relleno Negro and Pollo (chicken) in escabeche. You can actually have a free lunch just by ordering beers and receiving the free botanas. If you are drinking, remember to have a designated driver.
For more information you can look here!http://www.yucatantoday.com/culture/...sine-books.htm
2) the majority of times we eat at my MIL house for the schedule of work,( and what we eat? a dishes from here, I mean the pizza and the hamburguers are just only for the weekends )..... but on weekends sometimes we go out to dinner at a fast food restaurant OR even we go to some traditional restaurant to eat some of here,.........and for sure on sundays we prepar something with our ingredients,......It depends of the mood, IÂ´m so honest my friend, after 8 years of marriage I donÂ´t can do a complicate dish from my city, Gema knows some recipes and wich one is my labour, to help to her to prepar it!..
Panuchos and Salbutes
Many of the dishes should to be prepar at the moment and eat it, because if you want to keep the leafovers for the next day sometimes have another taste and donÂ´t have the original presentation at the view...
3) Yeah Canada, why? because weÂ´re costumed at the heat and would be nice to know some cold places furthermore that it has many places with biggest pine trees and lakes, Did you see the house on the Lake ( S Bullock and K Reaves ) I would love to have a house like that!...
...Maybe I regret about this, because I unknow if there are mosquitoes in a lake, I hate them...
Cool questions Fran!.....thanks a lot, if you needs more detail about the topics feel free to ask my friend!..