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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…

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…

Rolled Chicken Tacos – Flautas

Rolled Chicken Tacos – Flautas

  We’ve been eating so much fancy food that Pedro and I felt like eating some flautas with salsa and guacamole.  These simple rolled tacos were favorites at my restaurant Zarela and the parties we catered. The trick to making…

Great Mexican Egg Dishes

Great Mexican Egg Dishes

Photo:Eggs in Turkey Broth from La Parroquia) As witnessed on my recent trip to Veracruz,  breakfast is a big deal there, and I’ve found an infinite variety of Mexican egg dishes all over the country. You could say that it…

Not so Mexican Thanksgiving

Not so Mexican Thanksgiving

This is one of the first times that I will not be preparing my not-so-Mexican Thanksgiving dishes but I am very excited to taste  my son Rodrigo’s rendition.  It makes me unbelievably happy that all my children have deep appreciation…

Mexican Pumpkin Recipes

Mexican Pumpkin Recipes

This pork is one of my absolute favorite Mexican pumpkin recipes.  The sauce can be served as a soup or as a pasta sauce even. I’ve served it with pumpkin agnolotti. Pork with Mashed Pumpkin (Puerco con Calabaza)   2…

Dining in Paris, October 19

Dining in Paris, October 19

  While not exactly Proust’s Madeleine, two things can immediately transport me to Paris: the thick anise-flavored aperitif Ricard and a seafood plat or tower.  I often order a Ricard in New York but it doesn’t taste the same when…

Dining in Paris -October 17 and 18, 2017

Dining in Paris -October 17 and 18, 2017

Friends in the know gave me excellent recommendations as I planned my culinary adventure in France.  My mission was to find affordable, woman and single diner-friendly restaurants  where I could have memorable meals of exciting,  well-prepared food.  I succeeded brilliantly….