nora on 12/11/2013
Mexican Tortas

The Great State Project: Mexico City Milanese Tortas

Technically, my first experience in Mexico was a night back in 2007 spent in Rosarito, 45 minutes over the border from San Diego in Baja. But since my time on the ground was barely 24 hours and the only real Mexican food I ate was a bowl of “vegetarian” menudo, I don’t really think of […]


nora on 12/10/2013
Mexican Torta

Recipe: Mexico City Milanese Tortas

One of my favorite Mexican cookbooks is Nancy Zaslavsky’s A Cook’s Tour of Mexico. Not only does she expertly know her way around the kitchen, but for food history buffs, she provides great insight into the culture of every dish. So when I wanted to find the perfect recipe for D.F. Tortas, I knew exactly […]


nora on 12/11/2012
Brazilian Beef Strew

Recipe: Beef Stew with Mushrooms, Carrots, and Rosemary

Country of Origin: Brazil   Beef Skirt cut into Cubes 1 large onion, chopped 5 large carrots, cut into  2 inches long 1 Large container of sliced mushrooms 5 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup of fresh Rosemary taken off the stems Half of  one  celery bunch 1 quart of the Beef broth 3 Tbs. […]