I don't know if you've picked up the February issue of Sunset Magazine yet, but you'll find an 8-page spread inside all about the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project and the hacienda that is the center of so many of our activities. Sunset's food editor, Margo True and photographer Dave Lauridsen spent a few days in Hidalgo, documenting the amazing good that comes out of the colonial-era kitchens. Margo loves to dig deep and exhaust every angle of a story and a recipe and that's why so many of Sunset's recipes become classics. Of course all the food we made, we ate and it was a rather indulgent gig for all of us! Beans two ways, plus nopales is always a welcome breakfast. The day in Mexico always starts with good fruit. Yunuen and Dave discuss the possibilities. For me, a set table is like a stage. You just know good things are going to happen when it looks like this. One of my favorite preparations is chipotle en vinagre. I'll have the recipe soon for you. Lupe embellishes a simple bowl of soup with fried tortilla strips. The simple becomes incredible in her hands. More photos and recipes to come. There are lots of solid recipes for classic Mexican bean cuisine in the magazine, so pick up the February issue soon.