notes from the mexican kitchen

Carnitas Three Ways

In my way of thinking, there are three ways to turn out pork carnitas.   First, there’s the professional version, made in places (often taquerias) devoted almost exclusively to carnitas, and this is the standard bearer.  Cooks break down whole pigs into their primal cuts and lower them into copper cauldrons of very hot lard where … Continue reading Carnitas Three Ways


Bayless Family Foundation Awards New Theater Grants

The Bayless Family Foundation is proud to announce a contribution of $350,000 in grant awards to 15 Chicago-area theaters companies. “We are astonished by the creativity, flexibility, and initiative of our amazing Chicago theatres, especially after enduring harsh setbacks caused by the pandemic. These grants will propel the city’s vibrant, thrilling and daring theater scene forward,” said celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, who started the theater-focused foundation … Continue reading Bayless Family Foundation Awards New Theater Grants


LIVE Cooking Class: Shopping List & Ingredients

We’ve got some great news: Rick Bayless is hosting a live-streamed cooking class on YouTube that’s open to absolutely everyone. The class takes place Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. (CST) at Rick’s YouTube channel and is completely free to participate. >> SUBSCRIBE << What are we making? So glad you asked. Golden Fish Fillets with … Continue reading LIVE Cooking Class: Shopping List & Ingredients