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Viva La Mexico!

Hosted by De'Vine Lunch Club

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Javier Barajas, the original owner of Lindo Michoacan Mexican Restaurant,

learned to cook when his grandparents, Timoteo and Ninfa, sent him to study at

the seminary in Michoacan. At the seminary, a wooden revolving service door (the torno)

separated the nuns in the kitchen

from the priests and students in the dining

hall. Through a crack in this door, Javier

developed a friendship with the Mother


After a few months Sister Anita asked

Javier if he would come to the kitchen every day to help the nuns lift and move

the heavy pots and pans. She noticed right away that Javier was quick and eager

to learn. Before long, she was teaching him to help with the food preparation as

well. He spent years mastering the secrets of Michoacan cuisine.

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