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  • Mexican Chorizo

    Mexican Chorizo

    “Your glance scattered seeds. It planted a tree.                                I talk because you shake its leaves.” Excerpt from “Letter of Testimony” by Octavio Paz Mexican food and culture are irresistible to me – the warmth, the spices, the influence of the ancient. You may have even read some of my recipes for dishes such as mole […]

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  • No-Churn Mexican Ice Cream

    No-Churn Mexican Ice Cream

    From cinnamon to honey, classic Mexican dessert ingredients range from earthy to sweet. So do the notes of tequila. An unaged variety has the sweetness of blue agave, but as it matures in the barrel, notes of vanilla, spice, and oak develop. For this no-churn Mexican ice cream, I incorporated añejo for its smooth and […]

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  • Mole Roasted Sweet Potatoes

    mole roasted sweet potatoes

    Mole poblano is a Mexican sauce that includes chile peppers, spices, herbs, and nuts among a long list of ingredients. Chocolate features prominently in the mix, but it rounds out the flavor rather than lending a dessert-like quality. This recipe captures the essence of mole, relying on a balance of strong ingredients that come together […]