Around the World in 80 Days
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South of South of the Border
Photo Courtesy of Lauren Rothman
Go further than Mexico with this Salvadorian recipe.
Ingredients1 recipe masa dough
1 recipe Perfect Refried Beans, cooled
2 cups shredded queso Oaxaca or mozzarella
Vegetable oil, for frying
1 recipe quick curtido
Hot sauce and lime wedges, for serving (optional)
Using wet hands, roll masa dough into 15 golf-ball-sized balls. Place balls on a baking sheet and cover with a moist towel. Working with one ball at a time, use your thumb to press a deep indent into the ball, then use your hands to work it into a small “bowl” with a 1/4-inch-thick edge.
Place about 1 heaping tablespoon refried beans into the bottom of the “bowl,” then top with about 1 heaping tablespoon shredded cheese. Using moist fingers, carefully bring dough edge together, enclosing the filling within, and press to seal. Roll the ball in your hands to return it to a uniform ball shape. Carefully pat pupusa down into a flat round about 4 inches wide and about 3/4 inch thick; if edges crack, run a wet finger around them to smooth them. Place pupusas on a baking sheet and keep covered with a towel as you work. Repeat with remaining masa balls and fillings.
Lightly coat a large cast iron skillet with oil and heat over medium heat until shimmering. Working in batches, add pupusas and fry, turning once, until well-browned and crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Drain pupusas on a paper towel-lined plate, then transfer them to plates and top with curtido. Serve with hot sauce and lime wedges, if desired.
Northern Ice Lights
Go North for Ice Wine. Ice Wine, made from grapes that stay on the vine past the first frost, is a popular Canadian variety. This martini makes use of the popular drink.
15ml of red vermouth, such as Cocchi Americano Rosa
15ml of ice wine, such as Tantalus
bitters, 1-2 dashes
1 lemon, rind cut into strips and curled to make twists
Take to the Skies
Photo Courtesy of Skrite
The sky’s the limit, literally, when it comes to brand marketing or messaging. Introducing Skrite…a combination of Sky & Write, Skrite is an augmented reality app that allows a user to upload words or drawings in the sky above a location. Each 325-foot zone can hold about 25 pieces of content. Free to use, there is an option for brands to rent a zone for specific events.