Tattler Tips: Mexican Food in Vancouver

Tattler Tips is a series of articles written by passionate locals, providing their own unique perspectives on things they love about their cities. This one is written by Vivian Davidson, a foodie in Vancouver, Canada, who has been with us since our early days as Secret Informant!

I come from a very eclectic cultural background, mostly European – my father is German and Scottish, and my mother is French and Spanish. I lived in many countries growing up including Mexico, the US, and Canada, but have proudly called Vancouver my home for over 15 wonderful years! Growing up I shadowed my excellent chef of a mother in the kitchen and learned a lot from her – not only about how to cook food from all over the world, but also about how important culture and social factors are when understanding, making and enjoying any meal that is made.

My mom taught me to love the process of cooking, as well as the enjoyment of trying different foods from around the world. It is no surprise that I am self-proclaimed foodie who loves to frequent unique, different and varied restaurants in Vancouver, a city that is as multi-cultural as it is beautiful. I chose to write about Mexican restaurants because I spent several years living in Mexico, and my mom really enjoys cooking the cuisine a lot and so we would often make delicious Mexican dishes together, where she would methodically teach me to make and thoroughly detail in terms of the dish’s cultural and historical relevance.

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