Tag: guisado

Quelitre Makes A Delicious  Guisado

Quelitre Makes A Delicious Guisado

The above photograph of “Quelitre” is by visual artist César Martínez whose work is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He shared the picture with me, along with this detail of how he reconnected with quelitre. Pulling weeds in his backyard, César […]

Texas Mexican Potatoes – A Grassroots Tradition

Texas Mexican Potatoes – A Grassroots Tradition

Texas Mexican potatoes, Papas A La Mexicana, are delicious and ubiquitous.  From Houston to San Antonio, and all the way from Brownsville to Del Río and El Paso, home kitchens are always stirring up sizzling skillets of Papas A La Mexicana, a Texas Mexican family […]

Brussels Sprouts with Serrano and Pecans

Brussels Sprouts with Serrano and Pecans

This brussels sprouts dish is a prime example of how foods evolve in delicious ways through human migration and cultural crossings. This robust dish augments the unique flavor of the sprouts (make sure you get fresh ones) with two Texas native ingredients, pecans and Serrano […]