FOOD FUN: Hand Pies Grow Up

[1] Hand pies plated as a gourmet dessert at Sirena Cocina Latina in San Diego (alas, now closed). [2] Use cutters to make prettier pies, and crimp the edges with a fork (here?s the recipe from Driscoll?s Berries). [3] A ham, brie and fig jam hand pie with grainy mustard sauce (here?s the recipe from… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Hand Pies Grow Up”

TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Chilaquiles

Instead of Huevos Rancheros on Cinco de Mayo, how about chilaquiles (chee-la-KEE-lace)? While there are numerous regional variations of this traditional Mexican breakfast or brunch dish, the basic recipe tops quartered, fried corn tortillas with salsa or mole sauce, and crowned with fried eggs. Pulled chicken can be added; the dish is topped with shredded… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Chilaquiles”