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2-week glorious vacation Part 1

2-week glorious vacation Part 1

If I still had the restaurant I wouldn’t have been able to take 2 weeks plus off and would have missed the glorious vacation/celebration I just returned from.  The itinerary took me to Albuquerque, El Paso, Texas, Casas Grandes,, Chihuahua,…

Disconnected: a real vacation, part 1

Disconnected: a real vacation, part 1

  The vacation ended with me singing La Embarcacion  with a young Uruguayan  guitar player as we sat on one of the spotless marble slabs  placed strategically under ramps and stairways in the spectacular and imposing Mexico City  airport. I…

Chihuahua Querida

Chihuahua Querida

All graphics donated by Katro Rodriguez© Welcome to Chihuahua Querida! A week-long celebration of the food and culture of Chihuahua, Mexico, including chefs, artists and storytellers. I grew up in this mountainous, rugged, majestic state on our ranch San Pedro…

Chicken, Corn and Chile Stew (Seguetza)

Chicken, Corn and Chile Stew (Seguetza)

    This is one of Zoyla Mendoza’s Valley Zapotec recipes with no fat but lots of flavor. 1 cup whole dried corn kernels , preferably a Mexican variety Water 6 guajillo chiles 3 large hoja santa leaves, fresh or…

Bravo! Linda Ellerbee writes about today’s Mexico

Bravo! Linda Ellerbee writes about today’s Mexico

Linda and I have been friends for years and I admire her very much.  She comes to the restaurant, eats some tamales and we have profound conversations about how to help improve the image that Mexico has in the United…

Drunken Chicken- Pollo Borracho

Drunken Chicken- Pollo Borracho

Lupe, la de Nayo I will test the recipe soon and put a picture up. The one I have does not do the dish justice. We had this dish on menu when when we opened in 1987 and people still…

Crab Hash-Salpicon de Jaiba

Crab Hash-Salpicon de Jaiba

Here is another light, delicious and simple to prepare fish has that we serve at the restaurant on miniature tostada shells. It makes a great passed appetizer for catered parties. Recipe: Salpicon de Jaiba Summary: Like the preceding Ensalada de…

Oaxacan Tamales de Mole Amarillo

Oaxacan Tamales de Mole Amarillo

Since pre-Hispanic times, tamales have been the number one festive food. Everywhere in Mexico tamales are fiesta food — the equivalent of saying, “Let’s party!”