Same Old Thing for Dinner?
It's late January and where I live, that’s the depth of winter. In fact, there’s an ice storm going on outside my window right now. Some people pull out seed catalogs and dream of spring. Some people plan a cruise to a tropical paradise. But if you’re like me and there’s no trip to the Caribbean anytime in the near future, the next best thing is to take a culinary trek south. Today, I’m talking south of the border.
This morning, I was working with cookbook author Mary Capone on a fabulous piece we’re featuring in our upcoming April/May issue. This is a So Good article full of fresh Mexican-style recipes for celebrating a gluten-free, allergy-friendly Cinco de Mayo. In the publication business, we’re always five to six months ahead of the calendar. In other words, I’m working on the best of May while sitting solidly in January. Going over these yummy recipes during an ice storm is not only making my mouth water, it’s totally making my day. Mary’s got these chocolate brownies--no gluten, dairy or eggs--made with cinnamon, vanilla…and chili peppers. I’m going make the darn photo my screen saver.
So here’s one way I’m getting out of my culinary rut. I’m doing some culinary traveling. Right now, there’s plenty of Latin sunshine--chili peppers and Mexican spices--on my computer screen. And tonight, I promise you, it’s going to be fiesta time in my kitchen.
What do you do?