Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Moles of Puebla – A Conversation With Chef Liz Galicia

Few dishes in Mexico are more legendary than Mole and  Mole Poblano may be the most famous of all. Chef Liz Galicia of Puebla’s El Mural de Los Poblanos has quickly developed a reputation as an ardent student of moles [...]

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Schwarzwald Stube – German Elegance in the Black Forest

I went to Germany to learn about the Neue Deutsche Schule of chefs that have emerged as the brightest stars amongst a glowing constellation of contemporary German food. One way to know them better was to get a sense of [...]

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The Saratoga-Albany Ice Cream Sandwich Throw Down – A Photo Slide Show

Congratulations to Saratoga’s new The Comfort Kitchen on winning this inaugural competition and thanks to Daniel Berman for doing the yeoman’s job of organizing this tasty and fun event. Thanks also to IdiotsBeingIdiots for getting the ball rolling. Please see Daniel’s [...]

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Sunday Photo – It’s Fair Season

I haven’t enjoyed the Washington County Fair this much in quite some time. Year in and year out, the fair remains pretty much the same. There are occasional minor changes and the faces evolve, but its constancy is ultimately a [...]

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The Markets of Mexico – Puebla’s El Mercado de la Acocota

El Mercado de la Acocota is situated in an old working class neighborhood just off the center of old colonial Puebla. I was taken there by Rebecca Smith Hurd as part of her walking tour of Poblano street food to [...]

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A Taste of Puebla – A Walking Tour of Poblano Street Food

Pelonas. Molotes. Cemitas. Tacos Arabes. Tacos al Pastor, Chalupas (no, no those taco Bell abominations). Camotes. Conchas. Most of these items are probably meaningless to most of the rest of the world, but in Puebla, they each have tremendous meaning. [...]

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Sunday Photo – Family Dining

There is something special about dining “en famille.” Whether it is at home or in a restaurant, breaking bread with one’s close family members warms the heart. We do it as often as we can in my family, which unfortunately, [...]

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The Markets of Mexico – Mercado Municipal San Pedro Cholula

Mexico is an incredible country with remarkable culinary riches. These are often best seen and tasted in the local food markets. The colors are astounding as is the variety of produce. This market, El Mercado Municipal in San PedroCholula, just [...]

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El Mural de Los Poblanos – Curating the Culinary Traditions of Puebla, Mexico

The season for Chiles en Nogada had just begun and I had never really had them before – at least not in season and at the source. Battered and fried poblano chiles stuffed with a mixture of sweet and savory, [...]

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Sunday Photo – This Might Just Be the Most Delicious Sandwich in the World

The world is filled with wonderful sandwiches. From the relatively simple fresh baguette with one’s personal choice of great ham to complexly constructed subs and heroes, there is no shortage of great taste and texture packaged between a dazzling array [...]

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