Saturday, December 1, 2012


Maybe it’s the Mexican in my soul but tucked away in a tiny corner of my kitchen, I have a little altar to Our Lady of Guadalupe. I’m convinced she puts the magic in my cooking. In fact, since I put this little altar in my kitchen, I am fearless. I will try anything.

I have a friend who talks to Annapurna, Hindu Goddess of Food and Cooking almost daily. Crazy? Seems his cooking has improved immensely since he started up these conversations with her over two years ago.

Whoever you get your cooking inspiration from, celebrate them. Make a permanent place for them in your kitchen.

I know these oils have magical power every time I use them… or maybe it’s the thought that inspires me to cook much-loved dishes that even I can’t explain.

Bon Appetit!