“We are going for the best ravioli in town,” Natalia said on my latest visit to Milan—barely a month before the pandemic started.
Tenochtitlan was, in 1520—right before the conquest—the city from where the Aztecs ruled their empire. It had more than 500,000 inhabitants, making it among the most populated cities in the world at the time.
Earlier this week we introduced you to peperoni cruschi. Now the exploration continues. From friends in Maierà – where the famous Peperoncino Museum is located – we were invited to a restaurant where those crispy peppers were just one of many delicious appetizers. Since we were so enthusiastic about them, our friends gave us a treccia of dried Dolce Calabrese …
If you are not just looking for the hottest peppers, you’ll find a flavorful specialty at the other end of the Scoville scale in southern Italy: Peperoni Cruschi .
There is one scientific discovery that I consider amazing: the collaboration between legumes and other plant families.
Not all tortillas are created equal. Some are made with native corn, some with genetically modified corn, some are made with masa from industrialized corn, some are made from nixtamalized corn, and to complicate it a bit more, some are made with combinations of all of the above.
After analyzing countless varieties of tamales, I feel confident that I can design my own—and so can you.
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