For centuries, the neighboring countries of Peru and Chile have been embroiled in a debate over which is the true birthplace of pisco. Both sides, claiming the spirit as their own, have adopted the frothy pisco sour cocktail as the national drink. And, while each country imports pisco produced across the border, neither allows it to be labeled pisco. What’s all the fuss about? Like French cognac, pisco is a brandy distilled from wine (which has been produced in South America since the Spanish arrived there in the 16th century). Continue reading →
Let’s do something special today and discover some popular and also less known dishes from Latin America, and point to them on our local map. These treats will tantalize and inspire as you make your way around the city for something new. It was everything we could do not to scream Zaguan Bakery with each dish but we wanted some places less familiar for the better part of this piece. Walk with us! Continue reading →
No one enjoys table-side service as much as yours truly. In a discussion about this subject last evening it made me think of not just service, but table-side desserts in the Dallas area. We know where to find saganakiand a big wheel of cheese set on fire much to out amazement, but where are the sweets? Continue reading →
Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in nearby Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip and arrived at the restaurant after it had already closed for the day. The maître d’hôtel, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, invented a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, fried them, added shredded cheddar cheese, quickly heated them, added sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, and served them. Continue reading →
After almost a week of stormy and frigid weather conditions, the weather finally cleared up this past Saturday for over 100 guests to enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter Tipsy Tea Party at La Duni Latin Kitchen. Curating the tea party was Mattias Horseman, a brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, who sponsored the Tipsy Tea Party.
Horseman, who hails from England, began bartending at age 18, while he was studying Psychology at University of Chester.Continue reading →
A popover is a great find. Consider the roll to be similar in make up to that of Yorkshire pudding, made with an egg batter. Super light and airy these beautiful beats were made with beef drippings, but now lighter made with plenty of eggs and butter.
We found a few great versions in the Dallas area in case you have a desire to sample some on your own for good measure. Continue reading →