Partner Chefs

Mexican Cooking Live with Zarela

My friend Zarela Martinez has started this live cooking experience and it looks great. Zarela has spread her vast knowledge of south of the border cooking all across New York and now you can learn from her live online. Its called “Mexican Cooking live With Zarela” amd you can join in by following the prompts […]

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Chihuahua Event in New York City

  Chihuahua Querida! Zarela Martinez has put together a very special event to promote her homeland of Chihuahua, Mexico and it is filled with food experiences. You have to know that anything Zarela is associated with will be delicious- and this one is not to miss. Zarela, her son Aaron Sanchez and a host of […]

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Stuffed Peppers

Zarela Martinez is one of the classic Chihuahua chefs and is of course the founder of the well known New York eatery, “Zarela”. She is a champion of Norteno food and of Chihuahua culture. Her recipes regularly feature cream, nuts, veggies of all kinds- the staples of northern Mexico cuisine. Her site is one of […]

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Andy’s Sotol #1

Mixologist Andy Borbely at Seven Saints in Champaign, Illinois got excited last night when he took his first sip of Don Cuco Reposado Sotol. He and consultant Paul Simpson agreed that this fine spirit will live a good life just sipped or on the rocks. But soon Andy disappeared in the back and out came […]

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Noritari and Chef Sol

The recent culinary trip to Copper Canyon on the train was the first of its kind and a raging success. We experienced the rugged and hearty ranch food in the mountains, the tasty seacoast creations in El Fuerte, the unique cheesy creations of the Mennonites- AND the creative and warm hospitality of Chef Sol at […]

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Rajas idea…add corn!

I just love Mexican cooking. This morning on the Food Network, Marcella Valladolid cooked some rajas and she had a really good idea – include sweet corn (elotes). She prepped the peppers and cooked the dish just like we showed here on this blog – and how Christina Dimacali did on her show in Philly. […]

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Squash Blossoms…Flor de Calabacitas

“Flor de Calabacitas” or squash blossoms are commonly seen in the market and on the tables around the Copper Canyon area once the summer rains start – mainly during July and August.   Usually the larger blossoms seen in this picture come from the typical larger squash – calabacita criolla – and are about 50 […]

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Christine Dimacali on Channel 10, Philly

This last week, Christine Dimacali of Clean Your Plate in Philadelphia called me about a post I had done on a delightful veggie dish from Copper Canyon called Rajas con Crema. She was prepping for a Cinco de Mayo show and wanted to get some insights from the Mexico on this authentic dish. What ensued […]

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Introducing “The Blue Corn Express”

    “The Blue Corn Express” An introduction for our partner chefs. Our team: The Copper Canyon experts from Authentic Copper Canyon (including our Mexican partners) will be your guides and facilitators. The classes in Chihuahua City and along the train line: There is great flexibilty in what kind of class offerings we have- depending […]

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