I’m not much of a kitchen gadget person—one task wonders make me feel that the American marketing machine is winning—but every once in awhile I buy myself something for the kitchen that makes me so happy, and makes so much sense, I wonder how I ever lived without it. Most recently, I bought an All-Clad … More The Great American Melting Pot
I seriously considered not sharing my guacamole recipe here. I mean really. There is a recession going on and you never know when I might have to open up a guacamole stand or sell my recipe to some big corporation like Kraft Foods or Mario Batali. But in the name of being a good winner, … More World Famous, Award-Winning, Heralded, Celebrated, and Time-Honored Guacamole
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
I actually got out of bed to get my laptop after I got this email, on my bedside iPhone, from my whole-Mexican half-sister, Iridia, in response to the letter I sent her yesterday. (I mean, look at this picture!) So aunt Rosita said to use a “escobeta de maiz” since it is obvios that i … More The Secrets of an Authentic Guacamole Maker
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
I’m not much of a kitchen gadget person—I don’t own a garlic press (or want one) and I consider pesto made in a blender to be a defamation of the name—so it’s really no surprise that I didn’t own a chocolate chipper, but the real reason for it is that until I received one as … More Ladies and Gentlemen, This is a Chocolate Chipper.