In pursuit of the tastiest tomatillos.

In pursuit of the tastiest tomatillos.

Call them the Rodney Dangerfield of Mexican fruit. Apart from their frequent appearance in salsas verdes, I rarely see tomatillos being used in Mexico. And, outside of Mexico, I rarely see them at all. I think that’s a shame. For if you want a little sour in any dish,...
Twice upon a time in Mexico.

Twice upon a time in Mexico.

“El, you really must try this because it’s puerco pibil. It’s a slow-roasted pork, nothing fancy. It just happens to be my favorite, and I order it with a tequila and lime in every dive I go to in this country. And honestly, that is the best it’s...
Motown and Chamorro. A tale of two mo’s.

Motown and Chamorro. A tale of two mo’s.

“Motown was about music for all people – black and white, blue and green, cops and robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.”  Berry Gordy Jr. Motown and I have been friends for almost sixty years now. I remember when we first met. There were a...
A very good cup of coffee and a very excited guy.

A very good cup of coffee and a very excited guy.

I had breakfast with Yannis Dettingmeijer today. Yannis is one of my favorite San Miguel guys. I’ve known him for maybe three years now but this may have been our first “date”. I’m much more used to running into him wherever there’s good live music in town. There may...

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