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30 September, 2017

Nopalitos Shrimp Gorditas – Cactus Is Perfect Party Dish

Nopalitos Shrimp Gorditas – Cactus Is Perfect Party Dish
Posted in : Corn and Beans, Fish and Seafood, Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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Nopalitos shrimp gorditas evoke two very different landscapes of the Texas-Mexico food region:  the Gulf coast and the semi-dessert. The map shows the region of south Texas/northern Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas sharing the Gulf of Mexico.  It remains a cohesive culinary region, sharing the same natural environment.  But the present day semi-dessert of south Texas
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16 May, 2016

Cooking Workshop: Gorditas, Memories, Ethics

Cooking Workshop: Gorditas, Memories, Ethics
Posted in : Chiles, Salsas and Guacamoles, Corn and Beans, Food History, Recipes, Tex-Mex, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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In Chicago I presented a  slide show about how cooking is memory, relationship and ethics.  I also conducted a cooking workshop to demonstrate how to make gorditas, working  with dried chiles, cactus, corn masa, and pinto beans. No lard, thank you. It was a 4-hour workshop and demo held at The Chopping Block and was
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