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South of the Border

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Salmon? Of course! Sushi? The freshest available! Italian? Some of the finest! Steak? Like you've never had before! Mexican? Uh. Well, I think there's a taco bell down the street......



For those of you unaware, I live in SEATTLE.  We are a bit lacking in  A. Options for mexican food.  B. Authentic mexican cuisine on any level. My parents, bless their hearts, are from California. Growing up in the suburbs of SEATTLE, I did not know that "going out to dinner" meant anything other than dining at Azteca, the local mexican restaurant chain, the only south of the border eats for miles.

Present day, there are a few more options, the most popular being of the southwestern tex-mex variety. But, in order to get authentic mexican cuisine, I need to either: 
Cross about three state lines Brave the "taco truck" which is parked in a local gas station parking lot (and for the record, "tripe" is a little too authentic for me--) Just make it myself the way I like …

The First day of Christmas (and the New Year)

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On the First day of Christmas, Fork and the Cork gave to me: One fantastic recipe.


Ok so it's like the 358th day of Christmas now, but it is the first day of the new year!


Being New Years Day, you probably are working on your resolutions. Or maybe you are busy celebrating National Hangover day in bed at the moment. Either way, you have, we have, all indulged in some holiday cheer in the way of fantastic food, drinks, and good times.

For the aspiring home chef, the holidays are a lot like the NFL playoffs. All year you practice (test recipes), you have exhibition games (trying said recipes out on your immediate family), you have games that count (boss is coming for dinner), you have games that don't really matter (cousin Eddie and family = meatloaf), all in preparation for the Superbowl, the holidays.

Of course, you are never as prepared as planned, but that's all part of the fun. Then football season ends.


Now that it's all over, I'm perusing my latest cooking magazin…