Stuffed Mushrooms

The Fungi

Growing up in a somewhat “ghetto” style environment from the projects of Chicago, my mother, ever since her arrival to California as a teen she has wanted to do things she has never done. She spent a lot …

Goulash: A Dish of Our Own

Traditional Hungarian Gulyάs

Deriving from the Hungarian word “gulyάs” which means herdsman, Goulash originated in medieval Hungary and is a popular meal eaten in Central Europe and various other parts of the world. Goulash origins trace back to the 9th …

Rajas con crema

Rajas con crema is a Mexican dish that comes from the central and southern regions of Mexico.  The main ingredient is the poblano pepper, a mild to medium-hot variety of peppers that are said to hail from the state of …

Ceviche

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My family is composed of two kinds of people. My mother was raised on the Sierra Madre of Sinaloa and her foods where farm animals and wild such as deer. My mother’s family worked on agriculture, they cultivated all vegetables, …

Collard Greens

My cookbook entry is a childhood favorite collard greens. Collard greens are a traditional Southern comfort food from my childhood. This dish brings up sentimental memories of watching my mother and grandmother cook greens. Both women prepared the dish in …