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20 June, 2017

Cornbread: A Texas Mexican Recipe

Cornbread: A Texas Mexican Recipe
Comments : 1 Posted in : Corn and Beans, Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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Cornbread is among my formative childhood memories.  Amá made it especially for family celebrations, and to make cornbread dressing with pecans and raisins.  Corn arrived in Texas around 900 AD, and it was the Caddo civilization in East Texas that cultivated and developed the grain into a major commercial crop. The Caddos baked corn cakes
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26 May, 2017

Fresh Corn Skillet – Guisado De Maíz

Fresh Corn Skillet – Guisado De Maíz
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This fresh corn skillet, Guisado De Maíz, is all about simplicity and the importance of basic cooking techniques. “Do the basics brilliantly”  was the constant mantra of one of my chef instructors at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Hinnerk Von Bargen. It was also the oral and lived tradition at home.  Both my amá
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3 December, 2012

Guisado de Maíz, Fresh Corn Sauté

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“Do the Basics Brilliantly!” That was the constant mantra of my chef instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Hinnerk Von Bargen. It was also the oral and lived tradition at home: “pon atención!” I learned care and technique from the “práctica” at my mother’s side and to this day that is my culinary
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