Street Food – Esquites

Street Food – Esquites

Two very popular street foods in Mexico are corn on the cob and esquites (from the Nahuatl form izquitl - roasted young corn.) In pre-Hispanic times, esquite was probably eaten with dry hot peppers and salt and, after the Spanish conquest, lime juice was added to the seasonings. Nowadays, it is very common to top esquites with mayonnaise, shredded cheese and a variety of spicy ingredients … click on title for more

Swiss Chard Quesadillas

Swiss Chard Quesadillas

I am currently away in Mexico, so I have scheduled several new posts to get published in my absence. Since I just shared a new recipe for Swiss chard, I thought of re-posting this one for quesadillas; it calls for Swiss chard and also serves as a comparison between the beginning of the harvest (June in my area) and the end, in the fall (shown in the previous post) … click on title for more