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Posole: Classic Mexican Soups for Halloween

About a decade ago, I made pozole and took it to a friend’s house for Halloween. The next year, after many requests, I made it again. It is now a Halloween tradition. Here are four versions, along with a voluptuous appetizer and colorful salad.… Read More »

Chile Verde, My Way + a great price on pork shoulder + the best tortilla chips ever

Every few months, I get a request or two for my recipe for chile verde. Two such requests  arrived today and so I decided to post the recipe. I am also inspired by the special Oliver’s Market currently has on pork shoulder; it’s just $3.99 a pound. Avocados are 99 cents each and so I’m also including my recipe for avocado sauce, which is delicious with the chile verde. A word of caution is in order before I turn you… Read More »

From the Archives: More St. Supery Pairings

In today’s Pairing column, which you can read here, I write about St. Supery 2011 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc and pair it the sauteed wild flounder with frisee, arugula and grapefruit vinaigrette. In the column, I promise recipes from the previous Wine of the Week awards a St. Supery sauvignon blanc has received. Et voila, here you go: In April of 2008, St. Supery 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was our Wine of the Week but I’ve not been… Read More »