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Patricia Wells (you may recognize her Genius Zucchini Carpaccio) has long been our go-to source for the best restaurant recommendations in Paris. Her guide, Food Lover's Guide to Paris, is practically a classic. Now, Wells has revamped her guide for a modern age: the Food Lover's Guide is now available as an iPhone app!Read More »
Each week in Kickstarter Love, Feed52 will feature a Kickstarter project that focuses on food and the community. Basically, it’s about cool people doing cool things with food. This week, it’s all about authentic, Mexican food.
Minerva Orduno believes that pork fat is a gift from the gods. She can grab a piping-hot tortilla with her bare hands, and can make a batch of creamy, goat’s milk caramel with her eyes closed. She does all of this (completely and painstakingly by hand), at Muñeca Mexicana, a project that stands for the artisanal production of mouth-watering, authentic Mexican fare.
The name translates to ‘Mexican doll,’ and is a nod to Orduno’s adolescent nickname. As such, it represents her food perfectly: the confections of Muñeca Mexicana channel her strong sense of culture through the home-cooked food of her childhood.
Orduno is committed to cooking the traditional way - which, for her, is the right way - even if that means longer cooking times. Take her Cajeta de Calaya, a rich caramel made from goat’s milk that evaporates slowly over three hours. Or her coyotas, pastries carefully stuffed with an unrefined sugar known as piloncillo.
Above all, Orduno wants to “show the world that Mexican food is more than just rice and beans.” Her pastries, seasonings, and moles speak for themselves, but your donation will help to make that happen. Pledges will contribute to equipment, and eventually, the physical storefront her products deserve.
Muñeca Mexicana Handcrafted Food from Kickstarter
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We love the profiles of food world leaders and their real-life kitchens in Pantry Confidential, and this time they've picked Alaina Browne, General Manager over with our friends at Serious Eats. Her short interview is inspiring: she talks about her favorite ingredients (she always adds more ginger than is called for), her culinary inspirations (her Chinese mother and Indian mother-in-law), and the best places to shop for spices in NYC (Kalustyan's and Dual Speciality).Read More »
Do you spend your days dreaming up new ways to cook with bacon? Does assembling a home smoker sound like your ideal weekend project? Were you a fan of our Holiday iPad app? Then the new Better Bacon Book: Make, Cook, and Eat Your Way to Cured Pork Greatness just released for iPad is the cure (pun intended) for you.Read More »