Friday, June 9th, 2017

Recipe: Quesadilla – Why It’s All About Technique

*Adán Medrano gives us a fundamental culinary truth – do the basics brilliantly. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  (2 minuter read)   I was 10 years old when I first tasted a quesadilla, cheese melted inside crisp wheat flour tortillas.  It’s a cliché to say so, but it was love at

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Recipe: Fresh Corn Skillet – Guisado De Maíz

*Perfect for Memorial Day weekend. I think this goes well with bar-b-que anything. As always, Adán gives us a culture and history lesson along with a recipe. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog (...

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Serrano Avocado Salsa For Tacos Al Pastor

*You should know by now that you aren’t going to get a simple recipe from Adán Medrano. This is a quick history and culture lesson that traces the origin of tacos al pastor to a middle eastern...

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Saucy Poetry Of Huevos Rancheros

*Why you should read this: Because who doesn’t like a good double entendre? Because I’m glad I read this recipe after I had breakfast, or else I might still be eating. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Champurrado Holiday Drink — It’s “DeAquella/Awesome”

*Because it’s that time of year. Also, did you know that champurrado is a type of porridge? VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  This Champurrado holiday drink recipe is lush, velvety smooth, and it’s all done with...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The Original Chocolate Drink: Why You Should Skip The Milk

*Chocolate caliente. Becasue it’s ancient and it’s cold outside (in many places). VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Make some “Chocolate Caliente” the way that the original inventors of this beverage enjoyed it, with absolutely no lactose. ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

*I’m not going to spend too much space with an introduction. This is good stuff and more than just a recipe there’s history and culture too. All I’ll say is this is timely, gracias Adán, and yum!...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Green Salsa Serrano en Molcajete

*I know one of you is going to try this this weekend. Let us know how it turned out. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Green Salsa, Serrano chile, is a classic Texas Mexican table salsa.  If...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Traditional Mexican Salsa: Serrano And Tomato

*I thought I’d drop this here, for you to check out as your week gets started. VL By Adán Medran, Adán’s Blog Three native ingredients make this traditional Mexican salsa a delectable culinary heritage:  tomato, chile and...

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Breakfast Tacos: Potato and Egg

*San Antonio is the capital of the breakfast taco, not Austin (if you’re not from central Texas you won’t get the reference, it’s a pride thing …). Be that as it may, Adán Medrano, in his usual...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Crock Pot Recipe: “Pollo Ranchero”

*It’s the last official weekend of summer! Here’s something for your weekend cooking, from Adan Medrano. VL By Adan Medrano, Adán’s Blog Salsa Ranchera,  is a mainstay of the Mexican table, from Houston all the way to...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Priest, Peasant, Pop Icon: Pulque

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T When trying to talk about pulque, it is only possible to scratch the surface. An ancient fermented drink made with nectar from 12-year old agave plants, this milky alcoholic substance has a soap...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Recipe: Texas Mexican Breakfast – Migas con Chile

*I’m compelled to invoke the NewsTaco rule: if you make this, breakfast is at your house. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Migas is a traditional Texas Mexican breakfast.  I’d like to see more kitchens preparing it because...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Recipe: Agua de Jamaica, Hibiscus

*Perfect, for a summer afternoon. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  Agua de Jamaica is as colorful as it is refreshing.  I love the delicious tart taste. It is enjoyed all over Mexico and Central America.  Hibiscus...

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