Tag: Candy

Mazapan Mexican Peanut Candy – A Delicious Tradition

Mazapan Mexican Peanut Candy – A Delicious Tradition

Mazapan Mexican peanut candy is lush and delicious, and it’s the perfect weekend recipe because it requires no cooking.  I suggest you call up some friends and have fun making Mexican mazapán.  Make a big batch, like I did, and you will also make memories. […]

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Texas Pecan Caramel Candy

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Texas Pecan Caramel Candy

My mom Dominga, regularly made dulce de leche quemada (aka Texas pecan caramel) for us kids. We had four pecan trees in our backyard, so the lush candy was laden with plenty of roasted pecans.  The trick is to roast the pecans before adding them […]

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

WHAT? The Mexican candy advertisement above is from around 1915’s -20’s. The candy shop was owned by Clyde Corrigan, according to Sarah Gould archivist and researcher at Institute Of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, Texas.  It is discussed in the book chronicling segregation of Mexican-Americans, […]

Mazapán Mexican Candy

Mazapán Mexican Candy

Mazapán Mexican candy is a  cousin of Marzipan, which is made with almonds and sugar.  Marzipan originates in Asia and the Middle East.  Mazapán is distinctly Mexican in that it replaces the almonds with peanuts, which are of Latin American origin.  We add corn, which […]

Mazapán is native to Latin America

Mazapán is native to Latin America

I made this Mexican candy, mazapán, which was  shown as an art object, and eaten, at the collaborative art exhibit held February, 2010 in Houston, Texas,  “The Candy Shop.”  A cousin of marzipan (made with almonds and sugar) which originates in Asia and/or the Middle […]

The Candy Shop

The Candy Shop

Here’s the link to the art exhibit in which food, candy in particular, is not just served at the exhibit but is actually the art. “The Candy Shop” features three visual artists and myself as chef exploring issues surrounding the manufacture, commercialization, advertising and transporting […]

Latin American Candy, artful eating

Latin American Candy, artful eating

Notes on cooking my candy for an upcoming art show, “The Candy Shop” Eating candy is an artful experience, both visual and flavorful. When biting into Latin American candy the moment is imbued with a long history of cultural encounter between Latin American and European […]