Casa Nela in downtown Mexico City is the sort of family-run restaurant that will never cross your radar as a visitor. But it should. There were incredible flavors delivered in immense portions at seemingly impossible prices. We stayed for hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon, tasting and sipping our way through Oaxaqueño delights.
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Fish stock, or fumet, is among the most nourishing foods known to man. My technique takes more time than the average simmer-and-slurp variety but you will be rewarded for the extra effort.
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Corn comes in many forms in Mexico, none more divine than the street food staples: elote which is eaten on the cobb and esquites which are seasoned and served in a cup dressed with aged cheese, mayo, lime and chile powder or hot sauce.
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On my first gazpacho attempt, I invited a Swiss guest who was staying in our Airbnb. Never one to test new recipes on non-family members, I reasoned that a Swiss woman from Bern wouldn't appraise the technical merits of a soup from Andalucia. Right?
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In the kitchen, a little preparation goes a long way. Basic mise en place will make you more efficient in your daily cooking and more capable of pulling off extraordinary meals on special occasions.
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