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Mexican Dossier

Mexico: The Cookbook, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte, has 700 recipes (plus 200 photos) from all over Mexico.

NYC has long had subpar Mexican food, but that's slowly changing. Chef Alex Stupak's love affair with the cuisine, thankfully, shows no sign of abating. So, Empellón Cocina, Empellón Tacqueria, and his latest, a hat-tip to Mexico City with Empellón Al Pastor. There's the brand-new Cosme, 35 E. 21st [Bway/Park Ave. S.] 212.913.9659, from Enrique Olvera (Mexico City's Pujol) adapted to use Hudson Valley and other local ingredients. And there are the more modest, but no less satisfying places like Tortilleria Nixtamal, 104-05 47th Ave. [104th/108th St.]—their website includes a definition of the Aztec word nixtamal.

New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America opens tomorrow at MAD with over 75 designers, artists and craftpersons represented.

Directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the 3D The Book of Life is an animated adventure that for all its visual abundancia and spirit, touches on themes of life and death.

Coming up at El Museo del Barrio in February, a survey of influential cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa's work in a show called Under the Mexican Sky.

Ace Mexican-born jazz singer Magos Herrera performs with renowned Flamenco guitarist Javier Limón at Joe's Pub, November 20, 7:30pm, $20.

Thousands Of Relics Recovered From Ancient Mexican City

Poet and novelist Forrest Gander has a new work of fiction called The Trace, in which a couple travels through Mexico after a tragedy. The author will be at Park Slope's Community Bookstore on Monday, November 24, 7pm.

Calpulli, a Mexican dance company, was formed in 2003 to promote Mexican folkloric dance and to offer engagement with the Mexican and Mexican-American communities.

Viktor and Spoils Taqueria and Tequila Bar

La Sirena, 27 E. 3rd [2nd/Bowery] 212.780.9113, sells all kinds of engaging folk art, including nichos, Day of the Dead art and clothing.

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