A Gringo Guide to a Mexican Kitchen

7 Oct
"A Gringo Guide to a Mexican Kitchen" Download Your copy on Amazon.com;  Kobo.com; and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

“A Gringo Guide to a Mexican Kitchen” Download Your copy on Amazon.com; Kobo.com; and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.

Excerpts from my, “Gringo Guide to a Mexican kitchen:
Copyright William J. conaway, 2006

Comida – Lunch

The comida is the main meal of the day for the Mexican people. Its importance can be proved by the fact that everywhere in the country, with the exception of the capital, all business ceases at 2:00 PM and resumes after comida at 4:00 PM!

Mexicans generally eat three meals a day. Breakfast varies between the social classes. Some call it desayuno and some almuerzo. But they all eat comida!

Depending also on the social, economic class of people the comida can consist of an optional appetizer, and as many as seven courses.

1. Sopa Aguada (soup)
2. Sopa Seca (dry soup)
3. Ensalada (salad)
4. Pescado (fish)
5. Entree (Fowl or meat)
6. Frijoles (beans)
7. Postre (dessert)

Caldo Tlalpeño

1 chicken quartered
4 carrots, peeled and cut into strips
4 zucchini, cut into strips
½ onion sliced
½ kilo green beans, cleaned and chopped
3 dried chiptole chilies
1 sprig cilantro
1 large avocado
2 cloves garlic

Boil the chicken parts in 2 quarts water. Open the chipotle chilies, remove the seed and fry lightly in oil. When chicken is half cooked (20 minutes) add the vegetables and salt to taste. In about 10 minutes add the chipotle chilies and cook until chicken and vegetables are tender. Garnish each serving with avocado slices. Serve with piping hot bolillos.

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