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A Mexican barbacoa: My most memorable meal

I’ve enjoyed memorable meals in stunning places like Tokyo, Rio and Milan. But my most memorable meal was barbacoa in the home of poor farm workers near Actopan, Mexico. Actopan is known as the land of barbecue (barbacoa). Actopan-style barbecue means slowly-roasted meat that rests on coals overnight wrapped in cactus leaves in an earthen […]

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Flaky sweet glory of the buñuelo

Readers of Garden & Gun magazine named the beignet, that deep-fried, doughnut-like New Orleans concoction, as the Ultimate Southern Food. The beignet laid waste to culinary deities like cornbread, black eyed peas and fried chicken. I think the vote was rigged. It’s no exaggeration to say that deep fried dough is a dessert staple throughout […]

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