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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….

Summer Mexican Vegetable dishes: Eggplant Veracruzana

Summer Mexican Vegetable dishes: Eggplant Veracruzana

I   love this time of year when the green market is brimming  with  a wide assortment of produce that inspired this summer Mexican  vegetable dishes. I made my Veracruzana sauce which is at its best when tomatoes are sun-ripened…

Catalan-lamb-and-bean-cassoulet

Catalan-lamb-and-bean-cassoulet

  Catalán Lamb with Beans This Catalan lamb with beans Cassoulet is not an easy recipe to make but, if you’re stuck at home in a blizzard or want to honor your friends by preparing a complicated and delicious dish,…

Griddle-roasting Chiles and Vegetables

Griddle-roasting Chiles and Vegetables

Photo by Laurie Smith www.lauriesmithphoto.com Griddle roasting chiles and vegetables is both a flavor principle and an essential technique for achieving true Mexican flavor.  It aids in removing the peel and adds a haunting smoky flavor.   Don’t be tempted…

Chicken in Almond Sauce (Almendrado de Pollo)

Chicken in Almond Sauce (Almendrado de Pollo)

This chicken in almond sauce was the first dish I ever ate in Oaxaca, at a little stand in the Mercado 20 de noviembre in Oaxaca City.  It was the start of my love affair with Oaxacan food.  The sauce…

What to Eat When It’s Too Hot to Cook, Part 1

What to Eat When It’s Too Hot to Cook, Part 1

Though this summer in New York has been relatively mild, the humidity can make cooking less fun and , on days when the thermometer is supposed to hit the mid-90’s, the thought of turning on the stove , much less…