notes from the mexican kitchen
Mexican Weekend/

Easy (But Tasty!) Chorizo Rice with Lentils


Sometimes you just need to make a great big comforting one-pot meal. Here, we maximize the satisfaction by letting a rice cooker do most of the heavy lifting. Yes, I use a rice cooker.  One of my favorite appliances for home cooking.  And not just for Asian-style white rice. For this complex-tasting, pot of pure […]


XOCO + Revolution Beer

Warm days are here and ramps are all over the new Xoco seasonal menu!  This month the chefs have collaborated with Revolution Brewing to create dishes that pair beautifully with some of the city’s best craft beer… an amazing jump-off into patio season. Chef Alonso is cooking Gunthorp Farm’s naturally raised chicken in deep red […]


Mixologist Jay Schroeder is Here to Delight You with Cocktails

We’re toasting the forthcoming release of Food & Wine’s 2015 Cocktails book, which features recipe contributions from our very own mixologist and bar manager Jay Schroeder. “They reached out and asked me about agave spirits cocktails, that’s kind of my forte, so I went ahead and sent some recipes out to them … I used some different […]


#More Bayless Round 4 Winners

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How sweet it is. The #MoreBayless contest’s final winners are posted below, and your photos of the coconut bread pudding were so good we could practically taste them. Congratulations to the winners. The signed copies of “More Mexican Everyday” will be shipping out soon. For the rest of us, the book is on sale at […]

Mexican Weekend/

A Pork and Black Bean Dinner Suitable for Cinco de Mayo

Fat or not, Tuesday just isn’t the most practical day to throw a party. That’s why I’ve picked this slow cooker pork and black bean dinner as my choice for Cinco de Mayo, which falls on Tuesday this year. The dish straddles the line between weeknight slow cooker simplicity and stick-to-your-ribs fiesta food. Even though Frijol […]