Daniel Hernandez

mexico city

A Glimpse Inside Mexico City’s Classic Fondas, Home of the Original Value Meal

I was a freelance journalist for a few years chugging my way through odd jobs and writing assignments for poor pay and a safety net of zero. Because of this, I became intimately familiar with the fondas in my neighborhood, the small, family-run diners...
Daniel Hernandez
8.27.17
the military

MUNCHIES Presents: MREs in Colombia

Daniel Hernández hangs with Colombian soldiers and tries an entire MRE (Meal Ready-to-Eat) to get a taste of what military personnel eat in the field.
Daniel Hernandez
1.28.15
gift guide

The MUNCHIES 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Daniel Hernandez

If you love mezcal, look no further than our host Daniel Hernandez's picks for our the MUNCHIES Gift Guide. And don't fret, teetotalers—there's Oaxacan hot chocolate, too.
Daniel Hernandez
11.1.14
mexico city

The Menu of the Day: Mexico City's Traditional Fondas

In this MUNCHIES special, produced for the food symposium Mesámerica 2014 in Mexico City, VICE México host Daniel Hernández takes us on a shotgun 24-hour tour covering three of the most emblematic fondas in this huge metropolis.
Daniel Hernandez
6.11.14
mexico

The Enigma of Pulque

I've written quite a bit about pulque in passing. But in all the years that I've known about the ancient Mexican "drink of the gods," I've never been as stumped by it (as a subject) as the time not too long ago when a reader asked me to describe its...
Daniel Hernandez
5.29.14
mexico

MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Part 5

In our final installment of the MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca, Daniel heads to coast and meets a group of freestyle divers—who fish for lobsters, oysters, and scallops with basic tools and a lot of guts—then eat a fresh sea-to-table dinner.
Daniel Hernandez
5.11.14
mexico

MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Part 4

Daniel meets Palo, a local Oaxacan <i>muxe</i> (Mexico's third gender), who shows him traditional food like iguana stew, turtle eggs, and armadillo.
Daniel Hernandez
5.9.14
mexico

MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Part 3

In the third episode of MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca, host Daniel Hernández meets Don Leonardo, a native resident of San José, who guides Daniel on a very special trip with the local specialty: hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Daniel Hernandez
5.8.14
longreads

You’re Eating Fake Tortillas, and Diana Kennedy Is Pissed About It

Pushing 90, the reigning legendary dame of Mexican cooking calls for an eater’s revolt, and simply doesn’t take any bullshit.
Daniel Hernandez
5.7.14
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MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Part 2

In our second episode, host Daniel Hernández explores the world of mezcal, Oaxaca's sacred spirit, and visits Santiago Matatlán, the capital region of Oaxaca's mezcal scene.
Daniel Hernandez
5.7.14
mexico

MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Part 1

Watch our first episode of MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca, where VICE Mexico editor and host Daniel Hernandez dives right into the belly of Oaxacan food with a visit to one of the region's oldest markets.
Daniel Hernandez
5.5.14
trailers

The MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Trailer

Watch the trailer for our MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca, wherein VICE Mexico editor, Daniel Hernandez takes us on a journey through the culinary paradise that is the state in southern Mexico.
Daniel Hernandez
4.15.14