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A most enriching working vacation and a wedding!

A most enriching working vacation and a wedding!

  Why am I working on vacation? Because I can’t help it! Every time I go to my home country, Mexico, I am filled with so much pride in our impressive history, the magnificent scenery  and beauty of the land…

Dallas Trip

Less than two weeks ago I got the invitation above from my dear longtime friend, Chef Stephan Pyles.Having done a performance art act myself last year, I thought that he was premiering some sort of show and I accepted his…

Craig Claiborne’s magic wand: A modern fairytale

Craig Claiborne’s magic wand: A modern fairytale

I got this bit of good news today about a fun exhibit, Handwritten Recipes from the World’s Great Chefs on Exhibit at The Culinary Institute of America . Now this is great! I am so excited. Paul Prudhomme “discovered” me…

Zarela: A Culinary Life Presented at UTEP

Zarela: A Culinary Life Presented at UTEP

One of the things I most enjoy is public speaking.  I love to do seminars on subjects such as the Corn Kitchen, Salsas, or Chocolate, with recipes, slide projections, and tastings. I’ve done presentations at IACP Conferences on many subjects…

Not so Mexican Thanksgiving

Not so Mexican Thanksgiving

Yesterday: Feeling dejected and angry: In preparation for rubbing an herb.butter mixture under the skin of the “fresh never frozen turkey (sorry no room in this refrigerator to brine) from FAIRWAY MARKET in Kips Bay, we washed the bird and…

Zarela Act 7

Zarela Act 7

  Some of you may recall that in April I debuted an act at Casa Mezcal that was  part performance art/part cooking lesson/part inspirational memoir. My intention is to prove that you can do anything you want with a condition…

Channel Thirteen’s Latinos of NY/NJ

Channel Thirteen’s Latinos of NY/NJ

    Good things are suddenly happening all over for me. Next week I am shooting a segment for a new show on Wisdom on Univision’s new English-language channel FUSION. Last week WNET used a little clip from this video…

Pig Island 2013- a success! Everyone pigged out.

Pig Island 2013- a success! Everyone pigged out.

                                                                                                                                                                 One happy me and one stuffed pig Lame intro I know but how can I resist it?  But Pig Island 2013 was a huge success and everyone loved my Isthmian-style stuffed 200-pound pork that I served.  It was quite…