Tag: mexican

Mexican Queso — The Original Mexican Party Dip

Mexican Queso — The Original Mexican Party Dip

Mexican queso is chile con queso,  and it often misunderstood, confused with the so-called tex-mex dip that’s made by combining canned tomatoes, canned  chiles, and Velveeta brand cheese. Even the much quoted Diana Southwood Kennedy admits that she thought Chile Con Queso was not Mexican […]

Holiday Traditional Bean Tamales

Holiday Traditional Bean Tamales

Bean tamales are traditional all the way from Texas to Puebla to Oaxaca and other regions of Mexican cuisine.  I love them because historically they pre-date the arrival of European immigrants who after 1528 started importing pigs and thus lard. All tamales are the occasion […]

First Public Reading of “Truly Texas Mexican”

First Public Reading of “Truly Texas Mexican”

Preceding the release of the book, I was invited to read sections from history, archaeology and recipes. Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage In Recipes Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant, Founded in 1941 November 14, 2013 6-9 PM 50 scholars, artists, chefs and activists. San […]

El Puesto restaurant in San Antonio offers authentic and healthy

El Puesto restaurant in San Antonio offers authentic and healthy

I had a delicious breakfast at El Puesto restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. It  is the third in a row of Texas Mexican restaurants, next to each other, in the West side of San Antonio on old US Highway 90.  Each of the three restaurants […]

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Karla McLaughlin drove all the way to my home to deliver this 15 pound organic-fed, free-roaming turkey and two pork loins.  She generously took the time because I was in a pinch, facing a party deadline. She is a one-of-a-kind farm owner.  Knowledgeable, caring and […]