Recipe Testing Albondigas, a Dog’s Favorite Dish

My family has always had a soft spot for scruffy brown terriers. And as fate would have it, scruffy brown terriers have a taste for Mexican food.     My grandparents once had a wire-haired pup named Canela, that looked very much like my own Bolillo. Every morning Canela would hit the pavement to rummage through the neighborhood … Continue reading

No Snow Day? Make French Toast Anyway…

Last night I went to sleep with a 90% chance of waking up to a New York City again blanketed by 10 inches of snow. Nearly a foot of snow means there was a chance of work being cancelled – I checked my work voicemail every hour, praying for a day at home in the … 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