Rich and I are visiting Carl and Lorena’s lair to work on the new website. Luckily, all this toiling has its perks: for example, Lorena’s spicy bean soup with tortillas Carl just smuggled in from Mexico. Which reminds me…I discovered an excellent new site, TortillaDigital. The creator, Chef Verónica Ramírez, offers recipes and an impressive region-by-region history of Mexican cuisine. I’m looking forward to trying out her recipe for huachinango a la Veracruzana, and the site has a cool feature that allows users to add their own recipes. Text is in Spanish, but Ramírez writes clearly, and I think the recipes would be intelligible to anyone with intermediate Spanish skills (and good practice too!). For those of you who don’t yet have the hang of reading in Spanish, there’s always treats in our archives, such as Steve’s famous recipe for chiles rellenos and Doña Mica’s potato cheese soup.