Tag: corn

Fresh Corn Skillet – Guisado De Maíz

Fresh Corn Skillet – Guisado De Maíz

This fresh corn skillet, Guisado De Maíz, is all about simplicity and the importance of basic cooking techniques. “Do the basics brilliantly”  was the constant mantra of one of my chef instructors at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Hinnerk Von Bargen. It was also […]

Posole, Pozole:  White Corn Flowerettes In Aromatic Red Chile

Posole, Pozole: White Corn Flowerettes In Aromatic Red Chile

Large white corn kernels pop open to form small little flowers. Brilliant the cook that invented this attractive dish. Cooked with special combinations of red chiles it is a traditional dish that is also cooked by native communities northwest of us, Pueblos in New Mexico […]

Yucca and Food Cost

Yucca and Food Cost

This morning I thought about the thousands of acres of prime farmland dedicated to growing corn that will not feed anyone at all!  It will go to make fuel, as in this picture of trucks emptying corn into an ethanol plant in Iowa.  Corn for […]

Chalupas, Interactive Party Food

Chalupas, Interactive Party Food

Chalupas are made even more delicious when you can compose them yourself, satisfying your taste urges and personal preferences. You deserve to get what you want, so interact with the ingredients, live it up!  Caveat: refried beans always form the bottom layer of the chalupa. […]

Guisado de Maíz, Fresh Corn Sauté

Guisado de Maíz, Fresh Corn Sauté

“Do the Basics Brilliantly!” That was the constant mantra of my chef instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Hinnerk Von Bargen. It was also the oral and lived tradition at home: “pon atención!” I learned care and technique from the “práctica” at my […]