Last Christmas at home Mexico city.

Christmas at home means tradition, gathering, family, rituals and lots of hours cooking. There has to be always (and I mean ALWAYS) a turkey (with the family recipe of course), romeritos (a watercress-like on mole sauce with dry shrimp, patoles (this word does not exist, it was invented by my father and it refers to…

She is older than me and seems to be in better shape!

What is it about old kitchen ware that lasts forever? This pastry Ferrari was manufactured to survive war (or at least it feels like). I remember baking cookies 25 years ago with my grandmother and she would carefully clean every single spot and with white nail polish cover the little spots.. The hardest part all…

My lifetime best friend..

My grandmother received this beauty as a wedding gift in 1945 and cherished her since until she saw something in me and invited me when I was only 3 to help bake the Christmas goodies. I remember then (27 years ago) she said it would be mine one day and I did not really pay…

Bread war! Cooking is fun!

One of the most important parts of cooking is having fun and experiencing fully. Take a moment to close your eyes and inhale deeply the aromas of the herbs you are using. Listen to nice music. Drop a joke to a colleague or why  not a hard bread (not if you do this professionally though)….