Ranch food

Ranch food

By
Daniella Germain
Contains
15 recipes
Published by
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN
9781742706788

As a young boy, Abuelo began his dream of owning a horse-breeding ranch. The first horse he ever bought cost him 20 pesos, a small fortune in those days. The horse was a young grey female he named La Canica (‘the marble‘). Abuelo trained her and eventually ran her at the local race track in Alvarado. Mum isn‘t sure if La Canica ever made Abuelo any money but she recalls that she was a much-loved pet-turned-worker, providing Abuelo with a valuable means of transportation.

Many years later, when he was a successful doctor and businessman, Abuelo bought a ranch in Querétaro outside of Mexico City, named Los Arrayanes, where he built stud and breeding stables, eventually breeding over 100 horses. Most of them were taken to Mexico City at two years of age and sold to racehorse aficionados. But some were kept by Abuelo, trained by a loyal team of trainers, and most of them won him many races. Abuelo named a number of his horses after my sister, Carmen, and me. We visited Los Arrayanes every time we went to Mexico.

I also remember, with a rumbling tummy at the thought, the food Abuela, my mum and my aunties prepared at Los Arrayanes. They would drive to the local market and get fresh produce and goods from the butcher and prepare a feast.

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