Liz ate this soup ó known as Sopa Azteca in Oaxaca and central Mexico ó a lot during her stay in Mexico. This recipe, discovered in Rick Bayless' ancient "Authentic Mexican," has since become a staple in the Weber household. It really is a hearty and satisfying meal, as Greg's daughter Jesscia also knows: she served us her version on one of our visits to College Station.
Roasted Squash Salad
with Chestnuts over Chicory with Cranberry Vinaigrette
We first had the Perfect Parallel at one of our favorite NYC bars, the Pegu Club. So of course we had to recreate it at home. Last saturday night, before dinner, Greg made a batch. Later, after two of them, as I was chopping (homemade) preserved lemon to top our barley with dates, lemon and almonds (which I was making to go along with roast chicken with such Moroccan spices as cinnamon and cumin) I looked away from the cutting board for just a moment. And, yes. I missed. (Or rather, I hit. My thumb.) If I hadn't pulled up on the knife, I'd be less one thumb tip. Damn itís ugly now. But it's healing. The human body is amazing, isnít it?
Went to Gregoryís in White Plains tonight. Lots of fun, friends and food. Loved the caesar.
Click below for the Perfect Parallel recipe. And please. Make it often.
French Onion Soup
Youíve got to be patient for this recipes. (See the slow cooker in the back of the photo?)
But it is well worth the wait.