What is Chicharrón?

What is Chicharrón?

Chicharrón is a type of food originated in Spain, and from there, it became traditional also in many of its former colonies, including Mexico, some Central and South American countries, as well as The Philippines (chicharon).   Preparation of chicharrón usually involves cooking pieces of fatty meat and/or skin until they are very crisp, mostly pork, although there are some variations with mutton, beef, chicken, and even dried sheets of wheat dough. Recipes for chicharrón vary greatly from country to country, and even from region to region within one country, as is the case in Mexico ... click on title for more

Mixiote Packets with Herbed Sauce

Mixiote Packets with Herbed Sauce

Mixiote is the name of the film that is peeled off full-grown agave leaves (maguey), used to wrap food for steaming. Peeling mixiotes damages the plant, and in many cases, causes its death, so nowadays the traditional dish wrapped in actual maguey film is mostly found locally; conscious cooks elsewhere, use only eco-certified mixiotes, or substitute with parchment paper altogether, but the dish is still called mixiote ... click on title for more