Recent Posts by Art Rodriguez

TEPACHE: A Lightly Fermented Pineapple Cider

Cool off in this warm weather with this recipe for an effervescent and refreshing Tepache, a lightly fermented pineapple drink. Tepache has similar qualities to a light alcohol cider. Although Tepache comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco, various types of fermented beverages have been...
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Tequila Roasted Mango Fool Dessert Recipe

I had been reading about local chefs and restaurants serving fruit-infused tequilas and mescals and immediately started to think about how I can use that flavor in a dessert. That was the inspiration for this Tequila Roasted Mango Fool Dessert. A fruit fool (or...
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California Figs

California pepper fig salsa spears.  Quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and figs.  Mission figs sausage sliders.  Grilled cheese with fig-onion jam.  Griddled fig and prosciutto.  Filet mignon with spiced fig Not Ketchup.  Lamb daube with orange zest and California Figs.  Hot damn! Read more

Sopa de Ajo, or Sweet Garlic Soup Recipe

Due to our warmer than normal California spring weather, it is crazy and unfathomable to picture anyone standing over their stove making soup.  However, there are parts of the country that are still under a blanket of snow or in the midst of a...
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