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Posts tagged ‘Roberto Santibañez’

Marinated Skirt Steak Taco with Jalapeño and Pineapple Salsa

IMG_7953I must really look overwhelmed because my sister Carmen offered to post to my site.  I know she doesn’t usually follow recipes but I’ve wanted to have something from Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales since she reviewed it for The Latin Kitchen.  I offered to take the pictures if she would do the heavy lifting, and I got to try really great tacos I didn’t make myself.  Enjoy!

When I was little, I loved the first day of school.  It wasn’t that I was popular or liked homework.  I loved the idea that I would know things at the end of the year that I didn’t at the beginning of it.  Every new book, new teacher, new class was filled with opportunities to know more.  But, I savored the idea of it more than it’s actuality.  Very much like cooking with a recipe.

With Ana deeply buried in recipe testing and research for her upcoming book, she asked if I would post for her again.  “Sure,” I replied breezily.  I figured I would make my grilled skirt steak with coarse salt and pepper over high heat.  I even ventured that I could add sliced avocado and maybe some oil and vinegar.  Ana was not impressed and asked me to make something out of Roberto Santibanez’s Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales  instead. Read more

Fideos Secos

It was about a year ago today that I started a major kitchen re-haul (really a few hours) before throwing a surprise party in my apartment.  I say started because, while everything was put back into some kind of order, I don’t think it was really finished until this week.  Faced with the potential embarrassment of friends seeing my apartment in shambles, I made miracles happen and then took some time off (about 12 months to be exact).  Most of the elements were in place but crowded, and I hadn’t gotten around to tying it all together. Read more

So Much To Do

After the relative quiet of the last few months, it seems like everyone is ready to celebrate the arrival of summer or at least have a glass of Rioja.  From now until May 27th, 25 restaurants in both New York and Chicago will be offering special lunch and dinner menus for Rioja Restaurant Week.  Lately it feels like restaurant week year around but it’s definitely worth visiting one, or two or three…Click here for a list of participating restaurants. Read more