Road Food: Torta Round-Up

A good torta is a thing of beauty. And in Mexico, a good torta is not hard to find. Any self-respecting Mexican city boasts hundreds of torta shops: from the steaming fondas of the mercado to the tiny tiled diner tucked between the behemoths of the business district. Each of these establishments has its own tricks, but seldom do you see drastic variations. You have your torta de pierna, your torta de milanesa, your torta de jamon, your torta cubana, […]

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Rajas de Chiles Escabeches Estilo Codo

Editor’s note: El Codo posted this recipe as a comment to a book review of “From My Mexican Kitchen”, but we think it merits a post of its own. Rajas de Chilies Escabeches homemade, inexpensive, and easy to make Save the brine from your next jar of pickles. Head for the market, purchase a handful of chiles jalapeños, some green onions, and baby carrots (or as small as you can get them). Also pick up a small package of powdered […]

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