notes from the mexican kitchen
Taco Tuesday/

Scallops a la Diabla: #Taco Tuesday Acapulco Gold


This week’s #TacoTuesday takes a page from Acapulco’s seaside playbook, where market vendors serve spicy, guajillo-drenched shrimp a la diabla. Eating hot, spicy food to beat the heat may seem a bit of an oxymoron, but spicy foods are known to stimulate circulation and increase your body temperature, which induces sweating, which actually cools the body […]


Presenting the Topolo Art Menu 2016


I think we can all agree: Food can make us feel good. It can make us feel comforted, too. Or nostalgic. Or giddy with pleasure and desire. Or even a little uncertain. Sometimes I feel surprised, even shocked, by what I taste. Art can evoke feelings, too, of course, whether it’s in the form of […]

Taco Tuesday/

It’s (Tuna) Taco Tuesday!!


Let’s talk tuna. I know tuna steaks aren’t the first thing that come to mind when we think about tacos, but stay with me. Grill-seared cubes of tuna — plus a slathering of spicy-creamy chipotle mayo, a bed of toothsome, bitter frisée and a squeeze of lime — cry out for warm tortillas. Key to […]