Mexican Cuisine

Citrus Marinated Pork Chops

February 8, 2017

Pork chops, The IK’s notebook reads somewhere around January 27th. Make again.  Lest you think this a gratuitous cat pic, know that all blog photography happens directly in front of that chair. The cat has decided to supervise. And the IK does wash that chair cover. Frequently. Some of the best meals…

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“There is nothing like a visitor from another continent to confuse you about your own homeland…One night an Indian friend came to dinner…He asked me to help him figure out American cooking, at which point I drew a blank. He said: “I would like to cook some American dishes, but…

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No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American. The Ecuadorian, Mexican, Dominican, and Salvadorian cooks I’ve worked with over the years make most CIA-educated white boys look like clumsy, sniveling little punks. Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential Dishwashers are God’s…

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On October 24th I wrote:  After a terrible year marked by personal ill health, widespread international suffering, and the loss of numerous beloved public figures, we at the IK are weary. We intend to have a little fun over the holidays, which will be spent à deux. To this end,…

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Steak Fajitas

July 27, 2016

  Imagine arriving in Los Angeles from Detroit in the mid 1980’s. Detroit’s mini-Brooklyn, artisanal foodie moment lies far in a distant future. Visiting a chain “Mexican” restaurant means immediately being served little bowls of salty chips and spicy salsa. You’re encouraged to order a fishbowl-sized margarita, and because nobody…

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Yesterday I had a doctor appointment; I’ve been trying to get follow-up care for the tennis elbow. I arrived at the office only to find my doctor had cancelled her appointments for the day. Had her patients been informed? Of course not. Clearly, the very notion of continuing medical care falls into the…

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