Crispy Flautas w/ Avocado Crema — 

The Unorthodox Epicure — Crispy Flautas w/ Crema Avocado

If you’re from California or are an oft-eater of Mexican food from your grocer’s freezer, you probably know these little rolled gems as taquitos. But in my Tex-Mex world they are called flautas, which is Spanish for flutes. (I think they more resemble the half-size piccolo, but that’s a discussion for another day.) By most […]

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Crispy Flautas w/ Avocado Crema — 

The Unorthodox Epicure — Crispy Flautas w/ Crema Avocado

If you’re from California or are an oft-eater of Mexican food from your grocer’s freezer, you probably know these little rolled gems as taquitos. But in my Tex-Mex world they are called flautas, which is Spanish for flutes. (I think they more resemble the half-size piccolo, but that’s a discussion for another day.) By most […]

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Food Snob Chronicles — El Cubano: The Cuban Sandwich

For something so simple — it’s not even considered a main course — the Cuban Sandwich has sparked as much debate as any presidential election, and far more disdain between camps than the century-old Yankees/Red Sox rivalry. Purists of the concoction have varying mindsets. There’s salami vs. no salami; sweet pickle vs. sour pickle; and […]

Smoked Chicken & Avocado Grilled Cheese — Creamy gooey goodness

The Unorthodox Epicure — Smoked Chicken & Avocado Grilled Cheese

I am blessed in countless ways when it comes to my bride. She exercises extreme patience when it comes to my cooking and experimenting in the kitchen — and with me in general. It’s seldom that she requests something for our menu. This past week she offered up one of her rare appeals: A grilled […]