La Diva Mexican Kitchen opens, promises “fresh, real” Mexican food

PORT ORANGE – Situated behind a gas station on Ridgewood Avenue, the new La Diva Mexican Kitchen’s goal is to offer one of the freshest Mexican food options in the area.

Chef and owner Jennifer Ruiz Santiago opened La Diva in mid-August after working at the same location at 3790 Ridgewood Ave. with other partners under another name, MexiGo Mexican Grill.

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Stream or tune in Saturdays, April 10 – May 29, 2021 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

Season 3 of PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE continues its exploration of the simple, approachable, mouth-watering dishes and ingredients that fuel chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich’s cuisine.

This season, Pati uncovers Chinese, Italian and American twists on Mexican cooking, south-of-the-border seafood specialties, and hearty street food. In field pieces taped throughout Mexico, Pati enjoys family time in Mexico City, savors empanadas in Patzcuaro, shops for arts and crafts in Tzintzunzan, watches the action at a Mexican rodeo, and visits a piñata maker in Morelia.

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Forget boring salsa, trendy Mexican chile crisp is elevating Tucson food | eat

Some of us remember a time when we had space in our fridge; Before it became a museum of fried chile products from all over the world. It was a simple time, before the obsession started, when food tasted delicious but somehow not crunchy enough. And everything lacked that lustrous oil, staining your fingers with its beautiful red hue. 

Let’s call that era B.C.C.: before chile crisp. The life-changing condiment has been around for centuries, but most people around here can remember the first time they tasted it. Maybe it was given to you by an overzealous friend (perhaps me)

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