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Cinco de Mayo

  • Recipe

    Chocolate, Beer, and Chile Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate Sauce

    Using amber lager in ice cream may sound odd, but it adds lovely malty, caramel notes. Drizzling the ice cream with the Hot Chocolate Sauce gives you a delicious, double…

  • Recipe

    Red Peanut Mole with Chicken

    Most moles contain dozens of ingredients combined in a daunting number of steps, but this easy version cooks in under an hour from a manageable number of ingredients and will…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Cake with Candied Ancho and Pepitas

    This cake has long been a favorite of mine; the sugar and pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) on top conspire to make a slightly crackly topping while the cake itself is…

  • Moveable Feast

    Steak Fajitas with Peperonata and Tomatillo-Walnut Mole

    If you can’t find blood orange vinegar, you can substitute lime juice or red wine vinegar.

  • Recipe

    Green Cabbage Salad with Spiced Pepitas

    Cilantro, lime, and chili powder give this crisp salad a Mexican flavor. Toss in some Cotija, a crumbly cow’s milk cheese, and you’ve got the ultimate taco topping.

  • Recipe

    Carne Asada Tacos

    Often featured in fajitas, skirt steak is perfect for tacos, too. Because of the meat’s striations, it slices into bits that have the perfect amount of tenderness, chew, and caramelized…

  • Menu

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    A spice-rubbed pork tenderloin, avocado salad, and warm, fresh tortillas make for a festive Mexican meal.

  • Recipe

    Tacos al Pastor

    These pork-and-pineapple tacos are called al pastor because missionaries came from Jerusalem to Mexico and brought their Middle Eastern foodways with them. Over time, tacos al pastor became one of…

  • How-To

    How to Make Fish Tacos

    Make the familiar Baja fried fish taco, or try a spicy grilled version from the Yucatán.

  • Recipe

    Tequila Sour Sorbet with Basil

    Like a frozen version of the citrus-y tequila cocktail, this light, tart sorbet is the perfect ending to a summery menu of Mexican favorites.