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Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

When I was growing up, new year’s eve was always festive, exciting.  Amá would celebrate every new year by making buñuelos.  They’re crisp and  light.  I serve them with no-dairy chocolate. I recall having a sense of wonder at how she made ribbons out of […]

Arroz Con Leche: Best Latinx Comfort Food

Arroz Con Leche: Best Latinx Comfort Food

There are certain dishes that remind you of love and comfort.  They conjure intimate, loving memories of mother and father and brothers and sisters, and just good times at home.  Arroz Con Leche is one of those dishes. It’s comfort food for the soul, and […]

Champurrado Holiday Drink — It’s “DeAquella/Awesome”

Champurrado Holiday Drink — It’s “DeAquella/Awesome”

This Champurrado holiday drink recipe is lush, velvety smooth, and it’s all done with no milk or creams at all.  The smoothness comes from the chocolate and nixtamalized corn masa blended together.  I adapted this champurrado recipe from my book, Truly Texas Mexican: A Native […]

Buñuelos, New Year’s Eve Tradition — “¡Feliz Año Nuevo!”

Buñuelos, New Year’s Eve Tradition — “¡Feliz Año Nuevo!”

Food is an aesthetic practice that injects beauty and relationship into our everyday life, into our “Lo Cotidiano.” New Year’s eve was always festive, exciting, and Amá would mark and celebrate every new year by making buñuelos.  They are delicious, crisp, light. I recall having […]