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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…

Masa: How to Make

Masa: How to Make

Photo: Laurie Smith, www.lauriesmithphoto.com   Many centuries ago Mexican cooks discovered that as good as corn is when eaten fresh or dried, it takes on an exciting new identity when treated with a solution of wood ashes, burnt seashells, or…

Layered Crepe Dish with Ham & Spinach/ Sopa de Crepas

Layered Crepe Dish with Ham & Spinach/ Sopa de Crepas

    I just got back from a trip to Paris with beaucoup fabulous dining experiences.  There are many French-inspired dishes in Mexican cooking because of the brief rule of Maximilian and Carlota. This Layered Crepe Dish of ground ham…

Pilaf-Style fidellini (Sopa Seca de Fideo)

Pilaf-Style fidellini (Sopa Seca de Fideo)

If there is one dish that is my Madeleine this is it.  It takes me back to my childhood.  It is my comfort food and, by extension, that of my children.   1    large tomato 1    large jalapeño chile (or…

Spicy Vanilla Chicken

Spicy Vanilla Chicken

Photo by Cathy Gigante Brown This vanilla chicken recipe is surprisingly easy to make and luscious.  It hails from Papantla, in northern Veracruz, where vanilla was discovered. This has become one of my favorite buffet party dishes by adapting the…

Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

If you live in the American Southwest, the smell of roasting Hatch green chiles fills the air for miles at this time of the year.  It triggers the memory of meals cooked  with my mother on the huge wood stove…

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Photo: Andrea Arroyo When we were growing up in Chihuahua, we ate this zucchini with corn and cheese dish (calabacitas) at least once a week.. We would groan every time we saw it. Now, I love it and not only…

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…