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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

[URL] GourmetSleuth.com

GourmetSleuth.com's title head says it all:

Masala Dabba - As Seen In December Food and Wine Magazine | Comfort Food - Raclette | Cheese! - Cheese Making Kit | Ingredient du jour: Burrata cheese | New! - Cooking Conversions Calculator | Cooking Dictionary - Ingredient Substitutions, Equivalents | New Ingredient - Verjus | For Wasabi Lovers! - Real Wasabi!| Recipes - Mexican Recipes | Just For Guys - A Guy's Gotta Eat | Pets - Dog Treat Recipes

I found this site because his nibs was setting us up for dinner at Colibri after we leave the Commonwealth Club holiday schmoozefest tonight. He's reading the menu [PDF] to me. All yums. But what's Quesadillas de Rajas? What's Rajas?

/rajas/ in the bar at the top of Firefox pulls up the GourmetSleuth.com page on "rajas," which tells me

The word "rajas" just means "strips" but in Mexican cooking it refers to strips of chiles. The chiles are roasted, peeled, and cut into strips. After that the recipe can vary but normally they are sautéed with onions, herbs and seasonings. The cooked mixture is used as a condiment with meats or as a vegetable side dish.

and goes on to give me recipes, how-to, variations and uses, &c.

What else does GourmetSleuth have? Lots. Seems a useful site.

[cleared out the sustenance tag and changed it to food to keep my tags copacetic]

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