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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…

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…

Chiles en Nogada

Chiles en Nogada

  Photograph Pedro Luis de Aguinaga I just bought my first pomegranates of the year so it’s time to trot out my fabulous recipe for chile en nogada which I will be serving for my dinner tonight. There is no…

Frijoles Charros

Frijoles Charros

  A favorite Sunday afternoon activity in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, is to go out to the outskirts of the city and eat tacos al carbon. They are sold in small but very clean stands. The…

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

  I’ve been making this sweet potato casserole since I arrived in New York in 1983 when a friend brought the sweet potato casserole and it is always on my Thanksgiving menu.  But a little about Alx: If a Nordic…

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…

Cauliflower Three ways

Cauliflower Three ways

For years, every spring, summer and fall I’ve made my weekly pilgrimage to the Union Square Green Market to buy the freshest vegetables grown by local farmers  in season.  All winter we have been limited to root vegetables  and other…