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me with pig1 Lard? Yes! Praise the Lard -   It was 1991. Ruth Reichl, was the editor of the Los Angeles Times food section, and she was changing the culinary scene, mostly subtly but with a wake up bang directed  at others.  When she asked me to write...

Recipes

Tesmole verde Soup-Stew with Vegetables and Herbs- Tesmole Verde -   Outtake of Tesmole Verde by Laurie Smith (www.lauriesmithophotos.com) who will probably chastise me!   The state of Veracruz has a rich variety of soup stew with vegetables and herb.  They with similar names such as tesmole, chilpachole, chileatole.  What...

Articles

eggplant with veraruz sauce Summer Mexican Vegetable dishes: Eggplant Veracruzana - I   love this time of year when the green market is brimming  with  a wide assortment of produce that inspired this summer Mexican  vegetable dishes. I made my Veracruzana sauce which is at its best when tomatoes are sun-ripened...

Zarela Martinez is one of America’s top culinary professionals and a 2013 inductee into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. Her achievements as a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, food television host, and product developer and merchandiser place her as a pioneering woman in the world of the multiplatform food personality. More