Monday, August 24, 2015


 
HOW AN AMERICAN FARMER AND CHEF FOUND MONEY IN WHAT IS NORMALLY DESTROYED
 
"But in Mexico, corn smut is known as huitlacoche, and it's long been a delicacy."
 
Click for NPR Article

It has been many years since my first taco de huitlacoche. I have tried many on line recipes and failed.  The first time I had them my ex and I thought they were an unusual tasting black bean taco.  After two we were told they were a bit expensive and really for the guests to each only try one.

We were then told what we were eating.  I have never found a restaurant in Matamoros which sells them.  I have had them in Mexico City.  You can buy it in a can, but still must know how to cook it.   I have failed enough times that I have surrendered. 

This just goes to show, what American farmers came to be known as a failed crop, is now becoming an item demanded by top chefs.  Maybe some day a restaurant in Brownville will find a cook who knows how to make tacos de huitlacoche.

No comments: