The Unorthodox Epicure — Esquites stuffed Zucchini

Esquites stuffed Zucchini — There's plenty of zing and zest in this Mexican-Italian fusion.

I still remember my first taste of zucchini. Sort of. We were probably seven or eight when a childhood friend’s mom presented us with warm muffins and challenged us to guess the main ingredient. But neither of us could escape the perfectly married flavors of sugar, cinnamon and other spices to even venture a guess. […]

Food Snob Chronicles – Up to your ears: More summertime soup


First things first — today’s recipe for Mexican-style Cream of Corn Soup has no culinary historical significance in Mexico. But its main ingredients do. As far as corn goes, well … I often joke that most Mexican food contains the same 3-4 ingredients — and all dishes include corn. The corn part is not so […]