Pan de Muerto

“The Mexican . . . is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.” –Octavio Paz The dead need their daily bread too. It’s November 1st and like many Mexican households I am remembering and celebrating my dearly … Continue reading

Lo Siento means I’m sorry

I owe my readers the sincerest of apologies. I set a deadline for the re-launch of Gabriela’s Kitchen, announced it and then didn’t follow through! I have (several) good ideas as to why I’m so behind. Perhaps it’s a result of my web designer moonlighting as a second year law student at an Ivy. Or maybe … Continue reading

Guilty but undeniable pleasures: Torta de Carnitas and Bud Light.

    Alex and I are purging our refrigerator and freezer. We’re moving to a bigger and better apartment so we’re trying our best to avoid packing and especially wasting any food. I naturally cook for an army and buy meat in bulk slash on-sale, which results in a freezer full of random portions, leftovers and slabs … Continue reading