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 11/20/2013
Oregon Hazenut Torte

Recipe: Papa Haydn’s Oregon Hazelnut Torte

Papa Haydn’s Restaurant in Portland, OR serves up an amazingly decadent Oregon Hazelnut torte and now you can too! Ingredients: Chocolate Torte: 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate 7 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup ground hazelnuts Hazelnut Praline: 3/4 cup butter, room temperature […]


nora on 11/20/2013
Oregon Hazelnuts

The Great State Project: Oregon Hazelnuts

This little video marks the beginning of a new project for Abbott & West. I have decided to embark on a cross-country road trip of sorts called THE GREAT STATE PROJECT! A little while ago I got to thinking about the fact that the U.S. is such a diverse place, full of so many different cuisines, […]