How to make Albondigas, a matter of taste or Z knows best?

{Follow my blog with bloglovin} Last week as we sat down to a four course meal our dinner guests exclaimed, “Alex, what a lucky guy, Gabriela feeds you well!”  To which I swiftly replied, “He doesn’t eat this way every night. Pobrecito, he ate albondigas for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week long – I was recipe … Continue reading

Chiles En Nogada in Celebration of Mexican Independence Day

The ways to make Chiles en Nogada are innumerable, so to prepare mine I referenced several recipes including Lesley Tellez’s account of Chef Yuri’s “proper” way, a recipe from the book Frida’s Fiestas, another one by Patrica Jinich and one by Zarela Martinez, of course.      Some recipes called for ground pork, others shredded, I opted to slow … Continue reading

Char Siu Tacos: A Mexi-Asian Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn’t an obligatory Mexican holiday, it is, however, a good excuse to invite friends over for homemade aguas frescas and tacos. Lately I’ve been craving the taste of Los Angeles so I am making some Kogi Truck inspired, Mexican-Chinese fusion tacos and aguas frescas for my Cinco de Mayo meal. A few … Continue reading