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Yvonne Maffei

Pollo En Escabeche: Marinated Chicken From Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

The word ‘escabeche’ comes from the Arabic word ‘sikiube’, which means ‘acid’, and is a method for light pickling. In Mexico, escabeches combine vinegar with citrus juices, bay leaves and other herbs. This is a Mayan recipe, so it includes the traditional achiote paste made from annatto seeds and is called ‘recado rojo’. Annatto seeds and ready-made achiote paste can ...

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Food, Inc.

Today, people are more concerned than ever about the source of our global food supply. With recent scares of salmonella, bird flu and the swine flu we are paying closer attention to personal hygiene and questioning the mass production of our food from major suppliers- or are we? I haven’t seen this film yet, but I’m eager to. Food, Inc. came out on Monday ...

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Halal Test Kitchen Event Coming to Chicago

If you happen to be in Chicago this weekend, join us for an ICNA-sponsored Halal Test Kitchen’s First Event out of a Community Education Series Featuring a Halal Certification Process Presentation and a Mexican Food Exploration with Live Cooking Demos.  All are welcome to these informative sessions.   Time: 1:30-3:30pm Location:  ICNA Center, 6624 N California Avenue. Chicago, IL 60659 Suggested Donation: $5.00 For more info:  ...

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Julie and Julia Debuts on August 7

Anyone who loved or  followed the culinary career of Julia Child while she was alive should be excited to learn that her biography is coming to feature film this summer. We have blogger/author Julie Powell to thank for that. She is responsible for creating an enormous cooking experiment for herself called The Julie/Julia Project and then blogging about it. She set out to make every recipe ...

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