Spicy Cilantro–Marcona Almond Pesto

A recipe for pesto with cilantro instead of basil
Nov 29, 2012 5:01 pm
cilantro pesto recipe
Photo: jules:stonesoup on Flickr

The Marconas add enough richness and body to this cilantro pesto that I leave out the cheese. The flavor of the almonds comes through better and the sauce tastes fresher and greener — an exciting accent to a bean soup or an omelet.

AdSnacking: Taco Bell Sources From The "Wine Country of Fresh Cilantro"

New Latin chef, old Taco Bell ingredients, one ad.
Oct 19, 2012 11:01 am

This week's ad shows real Latin chef Garcia getting mucho excited in the cilantro fields. After about 8 seconds you’ll get the idea. Taco Bell is using fresh cilantro that comes from a REAL field! I was unaware there was any another option for acquiring cilantro. Check out this "fresh new" video after the jump.

Hyderabad Mojito Recipe

A mojito to combat the heat
May 6, 2012 4:01 pm

At Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India, they know a thing or two about making refreshing drinks for hot weather. No matter where you are, when the heat becomes unbearable, look to the Hyderabad Mojito to cool you down. The fresh combination of oranges, cilantro, and cool Sprite will lift you out of any hot-weather slump. Did we also mention that the flavor combination is exceptional?

What Is Pesto? Recipes Beyond Basil Sauce

Homemade pesto ideas outside the herb box
Jan 26, 2012 12:31 pm
creative pesto recipes

I'm a big proponent of alternative pestos. As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time I made pesto out of basil. It just seems like low-hanging fruit once you've got the hang of blending together parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and something. I relish a blank canvas. 

Salsa Verde Cruda Recipe

Pico de gallo's green cousin is a Mexican favorite
Jan 16, 2012 4:01 pm
salsa verde recipe
Photo: Pulqueria, NYC

This might be the most popular salsa in Mexico, even more than Pico de Gallo. In Mexico, you rarely find Pico de Gallo in taquerías as a salsa — more often it is found served as a salad on the side. This salsa is really easy to make and brings great flavor and freshness to almost everything.

Banh Mi Porn Is An Art Form

This sexy Vietnamese sandwich is on a roll
Jan 6, 2012 12:31 pm
Photo: freshcrackedpepper on Flickr

I thought I'd put the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand sandwiches" to good use. I'm on Flickr's side — how do you not photograph a sandwich this beautiful even if you're not of the much-scorned "foodie blogger" persuasion?

When I Was Poor Vol. 2

Chef Jason Alley on dressing up ramen and more
Aug 19, 2011 2:01 pm
Jason Alley

In this installment of  “When I Was Poor,” Chef Jason Alley of Comfort restaurant in Richmond, VA, discusses growing up broke, dressing up ramen, and the finer points of good old-fashioned hangover food. Alley, who first tried cooking when he was just 4 years old, has manned the stoves at...

Pancetta and Cilantro Quiche Recipe

A nod to retro cooking, a delicious quiche
Jul 31, 2011 10:01 am
Photo: diekatrin on Flickr

Instead of sticking with the mushrooms and swiss of yore, I have taken quiche into the modern day by using ingredients like pancetta and cilantro. I like to call them “uniquiches.” (Try to say that three times fast.) Now if I could just outfit my husband with that retro “Real Men Eat Quiche” t-shirt he’s been coveting, all would be right in the world.


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