Spicy Italian Cooking

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By José C. Marmolejo If you really enjoy cooking and you will travel for a few weeks to a distant place, there is always the temptation to carry along some cooking tools and ingredients when you leave the house. For me, a good knife and some dry chiles are a must. Recently, I went to visit a daughter living in …

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Chile de Arbol Salad

Mark Masker Cooking with Chiles at the Holidays, Recipes Leave a Comment

Jicamas are a bulbous root vegetable with thin brown skin and a crisp, crunchy, sweet flesh rather like a water chestnut. In Mexico, jicamas are a popular snack food sold by street vendors who cut them into sticks, douse them with lime juice, and sprinkle them with chile. Sometimes called a Mexican potato, it’s good both raw and cooked, although it is usually served raw as an appetizer or in salads such as this one. This spicy salad dressing goes well with a number of fruits and vegetables so experiment with your own combinations.