Las Posadas, contraband fruit and warm Mexican Christmas Punch (w/recipe)

(NOTE: The following is an excerpt from my book, Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes, co-authored with Adriana Almazan Lahl.) Las Posadas: December 16-24             December 16 marks the beginning of Las Posadas (a novenario, nine days of religious observance), during which Mexican families participate in nightly Christmas processions that … Continue reading Las Posadas, contraband fruit and warm Mexican Christmas Punch (w/recipe)

Support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund w/ Cacique Food Truck in SF this Friday at SoMA StrEat Food Park

Friday, Sept. 26th, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is co-hosting the San Francisco #Cacique40FoodTruck from 11-2pm at  the SoMA StrEat Food Park. Celebrate Cacique’s 40th anniversary with delicious dishes by award-winning Chef and Food Network Star, Aarón Sánchez. 100% of food truck profits will be donated to HSF (yes, folks, you read that right, not 2% or a portion of. 100%!)  To … Continue reading Support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund w/ Cacique Food Truck in SF this Friday at SoMA StrEat Food Park

Gossamer wing flour tortillas from the The Burr-Eatery this Sat. in the Mission

I don’t usually write about anything I have yet to personally experience, but, the, there’s this: Two things that are pretty essential to a great Mexican meal are beans and tortillas. So when my friend, Steve Sando, who clearly knows beans about Mexican food (Steve is founder of Ranch Gordo, just opened SF location at … Continue reading Gossamer wing flour tortillas from the The Burr-Eatery this Sat. in the Mission

Ensalda de Chicharrones, (a sort of Mexican take on Panzanella) makes it the Mission local way

If you live in SF, may I recommend you make salad this with amazing chicharrones from 4505 Meats (you’ll find them on Thursdays at Mission Barlett St. Farmers Market, or check out their store in Hayes Valley. They are light as air, amazing)! Recipe that follows is from Zarela Martinez, follow link to her original … Continue reading Ensalda de Chicharrones, (a sort of Mexican take on Panzanella) makes it the Mission local way