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Menu dinner for Mark Miller

Menu dinner for Mark Miller

People wondered why I would spend almost three days cooking this huge regional Mexican menu for Mark Miller who is not really a close friend (I had not seen him in years) but whom I like and admire very much….

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Pardiños

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Pardiños

This recipe came to me in an amusing manner during my early period of looking for professional inspirations by sampling restaurant dishes.  My mother and I went to eat in a wonderful seafood restaurant in Mexico City called Pardinos (an…

More Mexican Soups

More Mexican Soups

Caldo Tlapeno One of the best things about traveling in Mexico is the meal pattern.  I can get up early, or late, and not have to rush to have breakfast which is served up until 11 usually. It can be…

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

  Recipe: Food from my Heart I can somewhat live with commercial corn  tortillas. They are essential for crispy flautas and chips and some producers are now making special tortillas for soft-shell tacos. But commercial flour tortillas are another   thing. …

French Toast Custard Baked Martine Inn

French Toast Custard Baked Martine Inn

  This is not the least caloric French toast you will ever have but It is definitely worth it. 10 slices raisin bread 10 eggs, well beaten in large bowl 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 4 cups half-and-half…

My Seduction Meal

My Seduction Meal

Tagine of Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Green Olives Many years ago, someone from the New York Times called  to ask me what I would cook for a man if I wanted to seduce him.  I imagine that they expected…

Zarela’s Christmas Pork and Root Puree

Zarela’s Christmas Pork and Root Puree

      This recipe for Pork with sauerkraut is adapted from the Joy of Cooking (I think) and comes to you via Maryjo Schwalbach Gitler and the root puree is mine.. Arthur wrote: This year, however, we were in…