July 19, 2014

Survey: Americans Really Do Want Higher Quality, More Variety in their Fast Food

Panera Bread Bowl with Clam Chowder

Americans may be spending more money than ever on dining out, but they’re looking for more than what’s being provided by mega-chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC. In results from a massive survey just published by Consumer Reports, readers indicated that, in the three years since Consumer Report’s last survey, food quality has grown in importance for them, while convenience has become less vital.

So while the market for dining out in America has ballooned to more than $680 billion annually, readers in the survey gave especially low grades to some of the highest-provile names in fast food. Read the rest of this entry »

May 1, 2013

My Super Famous Guacamole

I think Guacamole is a food much like chocolate chip cookies — even though the varieties are similar, everyone has their favorite thing about their particular recipe! Read on to learn more about how I like to make guacamole, and why it’s the perfect accompaniment to your Cinco de Mayo festivities. Read the rest of this entry »

April 18, 2013

Hallelujah! Salsa Verde!

Salsa Verde is one of my favorite condiments. Up until recently, though, I had no idea what it actually was. It’s salty, tangy, fresh, and the perfect addition to any Tex-Mex recipe! Keep reading for more on the sauce, including my recipe!  Read the rest of this entry »

January 3, 2013

Authentic Mexican Cuisine At Zocalo Chicago

A sign displaying the name of Zocalo Chicago

This weekend, I got to have some of the most authentic Mexican cooking that I’ve had outside of Mexico. It was at Chicago’s own Zocalo, a beautiful restaurant located on Ontario Street. The unassuming exterior leads to a beautiful and warmly decorated interior, filled with authentic Mexican art and photos of famous Mexican people. The food served there literally took me back to Mexico; as a Mexican-food-lover, I didn’t expect any food to be able to take me back there. The freshness, the spice, and the wonderful mixing of authentic flavors came together in a wonderful dinner.  Read the rest of this entry »

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