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When I came to work to the Orozcos’ house, I had a lot of troubles with Rosa who was the former cook. She got very jealous because my dishes tasted better than hers. Then she started to spoil my food. I thank Saint Paschal Baylon because my masters noticed it and scolded her before committing an injustice to me. Finally, I was left in peace.

Filomena Ruiz \ Zacatlan, Puebla

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Through my friend Pentronila’s fault, who advised me to make a love potion for my husband Teofilo Suarez who was cheating on me with Chona, a horrible serpent with wings appeared to us. We implored Saint Paschal, and it disappeared.

Juana Jimenez

I dedicate the present retablo to Saint Paschal Baylon thanking him because my grandmother Petra instilled me love for the kitchen since childhood. She was a great cook, and I inherited this from her. I discovered my vocation, and I’m a professional chef now. I proudly bring the taste of the traditional Mexican cuisine to the entire world.

Catalina Muñoz / Oaxaca, Mexico

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This is San Pascual Bailon, the patron saint of cooks and kitchens. I petition him for a good meal. I love to cook.

September 10, Covid-21
SF, Ca.

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I give due thanks to Saint Paschal Baylon, because my kitchen almost got burnt when I threw tomatoes to the boiling lard. It produced fire was so huge that even my cat was frozen with fear. I thank for nothing serious happened at the end and the sauce even turned out to be very good.

Carmen G. Batta / Nepantla

I give infinite thanks to Saint Paschal Baylon to commend my dog Pancho to eat a red snapper that was spoiled and to save us all from a serious illness. I beg, please, always bless this kitchen.

July 3, 1893, Ciudad del Carmen

I thank Saint Paschal because, this season of chiles en nogada, I was selling them very good. Many people ask me what’s the secret of its taste. And I answer that it’s the love I put into them while cooking and my eternal devotion to Saint Paschal.

Carmelita Reyes

Cholula, Puebla

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My patrons asked me to cook some mole and two turkeys. I was feeling bad to kill birds. I thank Saint Paschal because I convinced my patrons to have another dish and they even gave me those two turkeys as a gift. I took them back to my hut, and I’m very glad.

Asuncion Toxqui ~ Cholula, Puebla

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With this retablo, I testify my gratitude to Saint Paschal Baylon for giving a great taste to my dishes, especially to chiles en nogada which is one of my favorite dishes.

Puebla, 1925

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Juaquina Coyotzi brings this retablo to Saint Paschal Baylon showing her gratitude because he adds a great taste to her chiles en nogada.

Puebla, 1917

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One night in the month of May, I was preparing meal to celebrate my wedding anniversary. I decided to make a tortilla soup, although I didn’t know how to cook it. Some time later I didn’t know should I let the soup boil any longer or not. When I lost my hope, I entrusted myself to Saint Paschal Baylon. In his infinite mercy, he enlightened me, and I managed to prepare the soup by leaving it boil just the right time.

Sandra Perez, Mexico City, 2015

In Quiroga, Michoacan, October 23, 1947, the boy Jaime Sanchez was playing at the kitchen and stabbed his own hand with a knife. His parents thank Saint Paschal for the boy could recover, after having a great shock. They offer the present retablo.

The Sanchez family

Morelia, Michoacan, 1953. When my husband got retired, he started to cook in order to occupy himself. He cooked so terribly, that we all had a stomach-ache. I was scared that he’d poison all of us. Thanks to Blessed Saint Paschal, my husband finally got bored with cooking and dedicated himself to gardening. I offer this retablo.