Angelenos who visit Mexico City inevitably return home on the hunt for certain foods. Squash blossoms. Huaraches. Mollejas. And the mighty pambazo. While the sandwich can be found in various regions, it's especially ubiquitous on the streets of el Distrito Federal.
Variations abound, but pambazos ... More >>
Behold the squash blossom. Mermaid's Purse of the garden. Princess of perishability. An intimidating proposition for those accustomed to artichokes. A humbling revelation for squash enthusiasts convinced they've mastered all the intricacies of the zucchini. Edible flowers are something curious you w ... More >>
Anne FishbeinCarnitas Exhibit #1: Metro Baldera's costilla, or rib meat taco
In his latest Counter Intelligence column, "Pork in the Time of Swine Flu -- Mexico City's Pig Cuisine, Snoot to Hoof," Jonathan Gold writes:
"Toasted corn has its place. Chiles are indispensable. The indescribable scent ... More >>