[Sca-cooks] Huitlacoche, was Cafe Glace: Food at the OLYMPICS
david at vastrepast.com
Sun Aug 17 10:24:59 PDT 2008
I really have enjoyed huitlacoche the two times I have had it.
BUT I both times I have had fairly bad allergic reactions about three
Cramping, shortness of breath and hives!
This is unfortunate since it is such an interesting and complex taste.
Besides Corn Mushrooms I have also heard it called Corn Truffles and
Any other names or experiences?
Food is life. May the plenty that graces your table truly be a VAST
david at vastrepast.com
On Aug 15, 2008, at 10:17 AM, Lilinah wrote:
> Dragon wrote:
>>> The only thing I find to be weird about corn is that huitlacoche is
>>> treated in the U.S. as a disease instead of the incredibly
>>> delicacy it is.
>>> (Sorry, I know I am changing the subject, but... I am serious on
> And Selene responded:
>> It may be a delicacy, but if it's not what you were intending to
>> it's just another weed. If your contract is for corn to make masa,
>> you can't feed the children if the huitlacoche gets into the ears.
>> I need to try it some day, any recommendations for the SoCal area?
>> Goodness knows, if it's anywhere in the US, it's here someplace.
> There's a restaurant up here in Oakland CA, El Huarache Azteca, in
> the Fruitvale district, that specializes in cuisine of the region
> of Mexico City, especially "huaraches", a large oval of masa with a
> slight rim, filled with "stuff". Some of the dishes include
> huitlacoche. That's what i ordered the first time i went there.
> They also serve lamb dishes, something i haven't seen on the menus
> of other Mexican restaurants.
> I was sooooo excited to finally get to eat huitlacoche! I had been
> cooking regional Mexican dishes from Diana Kennedy's cookbooks
> since they first one was published in the 70s, and she had recipes
> for it, but i'd never seen any outside her photographs.
> I had heard about this restaurant on a local PBS TV show, "Check
> Please! Bay Area", on which 3 "ordinary" people each recommend
> their favorite restaurant, and all three go to all three
> restaurants and then discuss them. It can sometimes get very
> heated, but it's always civilized. The restaurants are almost
> anywhere within the Bay Area, which covers quite a large area, and
> the moderator is a wine specialist.
> The second time i was there, huitlacoche wasn't on the menu. I have
> to go back - I think the difference was between a weekend (with
> huitlacoche) and a weekday (without).
> Plus there's a little place there near the Fruitvale BART (rapid
> transit) station where the owner makes hand-made ice milks from
> fresh ingredients, often in unusual flavors, such are corn.
> Anyway, I didn't know huitlacoche was also available canned. I'll
> have to see if i can find some.
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