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Lent and Lenten Dishes (La Cuaresma)

Lent and Lenten Dishes (La Cuaresma)

  Walking around midtown in New York on Ash Wednesday (February 10. 2016) is quite a scene. Women walking around in business suits and tennis shoes (high heels in a canvas bag for when they get to their destination), proudly…

Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Photograph www.michaelsofronski.com   It’s too bad that Frank Bruni discover this recipe for this marvelous meatloaf before  publishing his book on the subject. No one can say that this meat loaf is boring!  It absolutely explodes with intense flavors, including…

Three Kings Cake- Rosca de Reyes

Three Kings Cake- Rosca de Reyes

      Latina magazine ran this recipe developed by our former pastry chef, Ed Bonuso that results in a perfect rosca de reyes but amply demonstrates why I do not bake bread! But for those of you who do…….

Christmas at the ranch many years ago and now

Christmas at the ranch many years ago and now

My personal memories of the Christmas season are probably different from those of southern Mexicans, for we had many Americanized customs in the north. The whole thing came back to me  vividly one day when the English-language Mexico City News…

Easy Fish Recipes…and No Carbs

Easy Fish Recipes…and No Carbs

No Broadway, restaurant, or movie opening had been as eagerly anticipated in the Sutton-Beekman-Turtle Bay area as the opening of Midtown Catch on 57th between First and Sutton.  For years, Michaelangelo aka Mike and his partners had owned and operated…

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Around this time every year people start calling to ask for my sweet potato casserole recipe.  It was actually not my original recipe but rather I learned to make it from my dear friend, Alex Baker, who had learned it…

Mi Papi -José Martínez Solano

Mi Papi -José Martínez Solano

  There is no greater sin than to not develop your talents, my father José Martínez Solano Tomorrow , my father would have been 105, years old.  I still miss him.   Today my father would have been 104 years…

Pork with Pumpkin Sauce (Puerco con Calabaza)

Pork with Pumpkin Sauce (Puerco con Calabaza)

  Recipe and photo Zarela’s Veracruz, Houghton Mifflin, 2001, Ohoto by Pedro de Aguinaga   Pumpkin-meat combinations are a hallmark of the Afro-Caribbean heritage of Veracruz.  The tradition is being upheld by Santiago Careaga and his wife, Elena, of Tamiahua,…

Mexican Vegetable Fritters, Brocolli and Cauliflower

Mexican Vegetable Fritters, Brocolli and Cauliflower

People loved the brocolli cakes at Zarela.  Here are two more fritters or “patties.” Broccoli Fritters “Tortita” is another of those culinary terms that are clear as a bell to any Mexican but can send other people into fits of…

Ensalada de Camaron (Shrimp Salad)

Ensalada de Camaron (Shrimp Salad)

Photo by Sophia Villarreal This recipe hails from Veracruz and is quick, easy, light and versatile. Ensalada de Camarón Shrimp Salad     In dishes like this garnished with raw onion, I really value the freshness of Mexican onions,     Use…