Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fear not the brussels sprout! Bacon serves as an incentive in this dish.

I was afraid.  Very afraid.  The stench of childhood torture-by-brussels sprouts pervading our home.  My mother, who was a wonderful cook, just couldn’t manage the brussels sprouts.  How many of you have that same smelly memory emblazoned in your brains? … Continue reading

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Guatemalan Plantains Stuffed with Chocolate and Black Beans

Guatemalan Plantains Stuffed with Chocolate and Black Beans

El Frijol Feliz Cooking School Antigua, Guatemala

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Don’t write off Mexico!

I was recently in Mexico to attend cooking classes at La Villa Bonita (see my post on Poblanos con Crema)  in Tepotzlan, one of the “pueblos magicos” or magic villages.  It’s a mere 1.5  hours from the Mexico City airport … Continue reading

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The Delicious Dish — Enjoy Dinner Again!

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I learned this traditional mexican dish while attending cooking school at La Villa Bonita.  This is a dish that Chef Ana’s abuela from northern Mexico would make.  The satisfaction of roasting the poblanos can’t be underestimated. It’s just plan fun … Continue reading

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