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Corn Salad Inside-Out Tamale from Tamales by Alice Guadalupe Tapp

From Tamales: Fast and Delicious Mexican Meals by Alice Gaudalupe Tapp comes this idea for a tonto. No, stop thinking Lone Ranger. Tontos are an idea from her childhood that she is happily sharing with us. Rather than have a traditional tamale with filling, the masa is still prepared, steamed, and unrolled. Then, the masa…

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Brian’s Very Simple Potato and Corn Salad

  “Making potato salad,” Suzen said to me a couple of weeks ago. It was a statement, not a question. And, it was pretty obvious. I had emptied out half the pantry and the refrigerator. Vinegars, two of them. Pickles, real ones and jalapenos. Mayo, mustard. Bacon was cooking. Eggs were being hard boiled. I…

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Smoky Roasted Corn Soup with Chipotle

  Before you comment, I have an explanation. I know the picture above is marginal. Cocktails and soup are the toughest foods to photograph. I’m working on it. It’s not easy. And, when I get a chance, I will take a better shot. But it may take a while and in the meantime this is…

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Esquites: Sauteed Corn Kernels with Lime Juice, Cream and Chile from Yucatan by David Sterling

  This recipe is from Yucatan by David Sterling. David knows Yucatan inside out: the homes, the markets, the small shops, the restaurants, and the street food. This dish is a street food staple, sometimes available on weekdays and always on weekends. This version uses “everything” David has seen in those street versions. Sometimes other…

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