notes from the mexican kitchen
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A New #TacoTuesday Obsession: Crispy Chicken Thighs with Creamy Jalapeño Salsa

There really is a lot to love about this recipe — like, say, the crispy-skin chicken thighs, the aromatic garlic, the low-fuss factor — but for me this one’s all about the salsa, which is more like a tangy, spicy, herby eggless mayonnaise that uses garlic and jalapeños as the emulsifier. Creamy and vibrant, the […]

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Your New Favorite Slow Cooker Recipe: Country Ribs with Fennel-Apple Slaw

In my kitchen, the autumn slow cooker season is in full swing. There really isn’t anything better than coming home on a crisp evening to a house brimming with mouthwatering aroma— especially when it’s from big, meaty country ribs cooking in red chile adobo. “Country ribs,” for the uninitiated, is the name (at least in the […]

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Indulgent Weeknight Perfection: Pork Belly Tacos with Apple Guacamole

Score one for efficiencies in the modern food system. Luxurious pork belly is no longer relegated to butcher shops and restaurant kitchens. Well-stocked grocery stores are now carrying cooked pork belly (I buy it regularly at Trader Joe’s), allowing home cooks to skip a whole mess of steps and get right to the cooking. That […]

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Rejoice! It’s Fish Taco Tuesday

In the pantheon of perfect tacos (indeed, that’s a big group), the coveted Baja fish taco has earned its rightful spot. Now, you could argue that fish tacos don’t exactly qualify as comfort food, yet something about each bite of that golden, crispy fish — enhanced by tangy hot sauce, cooling, creamy mayo and a toothsome […]


Explore Topolo’s New Menu – “Mexico: Taste & Time”

A well-known fact: In order to know someone intimately you must eat their food. But tastes are not static. Cuisine is ever-evolving. Flavors change over time. This menu invites you to get to know Mexico intimately over the last 500 years, from Aztec days, through its Spanish domination and evolving independence, to today’s modern kitchen. […]