Cooking with the Harvest I – Moussaka

Cooking with the Harvest I – Moussaka

It is always very interesting to see how traditional dishes transform as new ingredients are introduced.  Moussaka is a Greek and Cypriot dish that is very well known around the world; the traditional versions only comprised layers of eggplant and ground lamb or pork, but since tomatoes and potatoes arrived to Europe from Mexico and Peru, respectively, they have become a common part of the recipe. This post shows the fusion of recipes from my Mexican/Japanese mom, my Cypriot mother in-law and my own, and it is a tri-generational effort, because one of my daughters helped with the cooking, and also styled and photographed the plated presentation, as shown above ... click on title for more

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte II

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte II

I have received a couple of comments related to a series in honour of my late mom, from people who have lived in the Mexican state of Coahuila, more specifically, in Agujita, my mom's birthplace. One of them lamented that the posts were not written in Spanish, so I decided to translate the three-part series. ... click on title for more

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 2

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 2

In this and a few other posts, I would like to share some of my mom's stories from her childhood in Agujita, a small mining town in the Mexican state of Coahuila; when I myself was a child, I heard these and many other anecdotes, sitting with my mom in her kitchen, which filled my imagination with picturesque scenes of Mexico ... click on title for more