Saturday, December 18, 2010


Eastside Road,December 18, 2010 —
ONE OF THE HUNDRED plates, no doubt about it. I think I first tasted posole in New Mexico, probably in Santa Fe, in the 1970s; I'm pretty sure we had it on Third Mesa on the Hopi reservation at some point, too. But my father was brought up in Bisbee, on the Arizona-Mexico border, and it's likely he made versions of it at home when I was a kid — I know we often had hominy, and it would have been like him to put pork stew in it, and plenty of chili powder.
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Tonight we had it at Gaye's house, and she made a very tasty version. Before, a guacamole I made in her kitchen, with all my usual ingredients but onion in place of shallots; afterward, mint chocolate chip ice cream. What a pleasure to work a bit in a friend's kitchen!
Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Domaine Didier Dagueneau, 2008; a very nice bottle; thanks, Michael!

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