Slow Cooker Chicken in Annatto Sauce

Slow Cooker Chicken in Annatto Sauce

Achiote (annatto) is a traditional flavouring for many dishes from the Yucatan peninsula.  In addition to cochinita pibil (pork), tikinxic (fish) and pibipollo (large chicken tamale), chicken is also cooked in annatto sauce, traditionally wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an underground oven (pib), aptly called pollo pibil.  Modern versions of  this dish are prepared on the stove, or as in this case, without the banana leaves, in a slow cooker ... click on title for more

Cortadillo de Res – Northern Style Beef Stew

Cortadillo de Res – Northern Style Beef Stew

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Mascogos, a group of Afro-Mexicans, small, yet historically very relevant, living in the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila, have been celebrating Juneteenth  for generations, with a fusion of African, Mexican and Seminole (indigenous groups from Florida) traditions, such as dancing to música norteña (Northern Mexico music), singing hymnals to hand-clapped rhythms called capeyuye,  and sharing a meal that often includes cortadillo, a dish of beef or goat meat, cooked in a chunky tomato sauce ... click on title for more 

Zacatecas Style Custard with Pecans- Natilla Zacatecana con nuez

Zacatecas Style Custard with Pecans- Natilla Zacatecana con nuez

Natilla is a creamy custard, originally brought from Spain during colonial times; the classic recipe was later adapted to the modern Zacatecan kitchen with a "tres leches" - "three-milk" approach, by using sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk, in addition to whole milk.  Flavourings are usually added as toppings, such as in this case, with roasted pecans ... click on title for more

Zacatecas Style Cheesy Sweet Gorditas

Zacatecas Style Cheesy Sweet Gorditas

Zacatecas is located along mountains and high altitude terrain, in the Mexican Plateau (Altiplano mexicano), between mountain ranges to the East (Sierra Madre Oriental), and the West (Sierra Madre Occidental), where there is a profusion of pine and oak forests. There is a type of cheesy sweet gorditas, very traditional in the Southern regions of Zacatecas; the patties are placed on individual oak leaves, then cooked in stone ovens ... click on title for more