With the Superbowl here ‘n’ all, there are some things we’ve all learned to expect. An extraordinary and appalling rise in domestic violence, really great 60-second commercials, such as the famous 1984 Apple Computers commercial that changed the commercial world–and the world. And a bevy (you gotta love the opportunity to use the word “bevy”) … More Guac Your Heads Off! Or: Would You Like Some Chips to Go with that Touchdown?
I am moving today, and therefor have no time for much of anything other than pace around the house thinking of all the things I have to do, but I felt I had to touch down here, to gloat, errr…. write about my guacamole victory at the First Annual Competitive Guac-Off on Saturday. I wish … More Guac-ing The Line to Victory
Turns out everyone wants to be invited to the Foodinsta’s Guac-Off this Saturday. My next-door neighbor, Nick, was over yesterday, grabbing food, which is what my neighbors do because I am always trying to get rid of food, and people–especially single men people–seem to like that. Nick is from Saint Louis, his folks own an … More Happiness is a Warm Tortilla Chip
The Foodinista and I, both being, essentially, big talkers and guacamole-making novices, have each found ourselves facing an impending Guac-Off, with molcajetes, and no real idea what to do with them. Both of our molcajetes were sold to us as “pre-seasoned,” but I found out the relative nature of this term when I made my … More Ask a Mexican
Today’s posting on TastingTableLA, about micheladas, an iced beer-and-something cocktail in a salt-rimmed glass (and similar Mexi-food centered posts all over the web), got me thinking about the holiday that Americans have come to associate with my native country to the South, a holiday that here might be called National Mexico Day, or National Tortilla … More Celebrating Mexican Pork Day
Until today, I was perfectly content with my level of achievement in the guacamole department, especially since my friend, the original celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman, cited me in the headnote to his guacamole recipe in his book, A Great American Cook. I didn’t particularly like the part where he referred to me as “one of … More It’s Guac-War Out There