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Giant Shrimp with Rosemary (Camarones con Romero)

Giant Shrimp with Rosemary (Camarones con Romero)

  This dish is not originally Mexican.  In fact, I first tasted something similar at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Paris and quickly adapted it to serve at a fancy party.  It is delicious, beautiful, light, easy and fun to eat…

Tablecloth Stainer Sauce (Manchamanteles)

Tablecloth Stainer Sauce (Manchamanteles)

                                                                                                                     Photo by Michael Sofronski.www.michaelsofronski.com. This is the first homemade main-dish sauce that I ever ate from the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. It changed my whole perception of Mexican food. I was amazed at the combination of flavors–rich, tart,…

Frozen Lemon Torte

Frozen Lemon Torte

Another fabulous Jack Lirio dessert.   Frozen Lemon torte: Serves 8 to 10   Meringues : Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cover 2 baking sheets (17 x 14) with parchment paper on each of which you have drawn two 8…

The Harvard amd Page 6

I had not been on Page 6 in a long time  and never in the Harvard Gazette but yesterday I was in both. Nice Christmas gift!   http://pagesix.com/2013/12/17/outpouring-of-love-at-birthday-bash-for-gael-greene/   http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/news/schlesinger-newsletter/zarela-pioneer-regional-mexican-cuisine Though Sylvia Carter does not mention it, I have been…

Evelyn Golz’s Retablo

Evelyn Golz’s Retablo

  Evelyn Golz is a classical pianist and teacher, who grew up in a family of generations of artists and musicians. She became fascinated with retablos when she first saw the wonderful collection of Frido Kahlo and Diego Rivera in…

My mother’s tamales de chile colorado

My mother’s tamales de chile colorado

                TAMALES DE CHILE COLORADO These festive red tamales are one of my earliest Christmas associations, and not mine alone. Like most tamales, they are basically as assembly job. The different elements aren’t…

Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce (albondigas en salsa de chipotle)

Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce (albondigas en salsa de chipotle)

Forget Swdish meatballs! These spicy, smpky meatballs are always a favorite when I cater a party. Chipotle chiles are one of my favorite flavors in Mexican cooking and this tomato-chipotle sauce is versatile and almost addictive.  I use it to…

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

  Question: I was so sad to read in the New York Times that Zarela’s was closing! My family has been going there for twenty years, and it is our favorite New York City restaurant. Due to it closure, I…

Seasoning a Clay Comal

Seasoning a Clay Comal

Can you tell me where to buy a clay comal? I bought one in Santa Fe several years ago, used it happily until my daughter-in-law put it on a very hot burner and it cracked.