Torta Cubana – A Mexican Sandwich

Torta Cubana – A Mexican Sandwich

I recently had a chance to go back to “Tortas Don Polo”, a restaurant in Mexico City specializing in Mexican sandwiches (tortas) and smoothies (licuados). While enjoying a classic torta cubana, I thought that, once back home, I had to recreate the experience … click on title for more

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Blushed Pipian – Pipian Rosado

Blushed Pipian – Pipian Rosado

The inspiration for this recipe was the delicious main course I enjoyed at “Azul Condesa” restaurant. My starting points were: 1) “EL Pascal Huasteco” – the name of the dish on the menu. 2) The Mexican state of Hidalgo – listed as the place where the dish originated. 3) Ricardo Muñoz Zurita – the restaurant’s chef, who is an advocate for the diffusion of authentic, sometimes less-known, Mexican food, including pipianes … click on title for more

Homemade Machaca

Homemade Machaca

Traditionally machaca is meat that has been sundried, cooked and pounded into small pieces, and is often sold packaged for a long shelf life. To prepare it at home when dried machaca is not available, fresh meat may be cooked first, shredded, and then allowed to partially dry by frying in a pan, while being pounded … click on title for more