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Topolo’s New Menu Pays Homage to Mexico’s Groundbreaking Women Chefs & Culinary Doyens

Mexican cuisine has been nourished and guarded by countless generations of women.  Aside from the men who’d mastered barbacoa, carnitasand certain street foods, women presided over the restaurants, women’ who’d mastered the cuisine, women who’d earned the title of mayora.   Topolobampo’s new tasting menu pays homage to those women and the women who celebrated their legacy in their books … Continue reading Topolo’s New Menu Pays Homage to Mexico’s Groundbreaking Women Chefs & Culinary Doyens

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Rick is Joining the Cast of “A Recipe for Disaster”

NEW: Headed to the show with a group of eight or more? Make sure to check out the special pre-show Happy Hour package for snacks & cocktails at our Bar Sótano, located in the basement of Frontera Grill and about a 10-minute walk from the theater. Inquire with Jen Fite at jfite@fronteragrill.net For a limited … Continue reading Rick is Joining the Cast of “A Recipe for Disaster”

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Frontera’s New Menu Celebrates Afro-Mexican Cuisine

The origins of the new Frontera Grill menu can be traced back to the Spanish conquest of Mexico, when an estimated 200,000 West African people were enslaved and brought to coastal ports in Veracruz and Oaxaca. The resulting blend of Spanish, African and Indigenous ingredients in domestic kitchens would come to represent a vibrant and … Continue reading Frontera’s New Menu Celebrates Afro-Mexican Cuisine

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Our Next LIVE Cookalong is Feb. 3!

The next *LIVE* YouTube Cookalong with Rick Bayless takes place Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. central time. It’s completely free. Just subscribe to Rick’s YouTube channel and to tune into the stream on Thursday. We’ve already put together a shopping and equipment list for you (see below). >> SUBSCRIBE HERE << This month, we’re making a stick-to-your-ribs … Continue reading Our Next LIVE Cookalong is Feb. 3!

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Rick’s New YouTube Series

We’ve debuted a new miniseries on YouTube called “Mexican Grocery Store Explorations” It’s all about demystifying common ingredients (Guanabana, Epazote, Nopales, Pozole Corn + Cal, Chicharrón de Harina) and showing you how to use them in your kitchen. Big thanks to Pilsen’s gloriously stocked La Casa Del Pueblo grocery store for allowing us to film.