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There’s a saying that goes, “You can’t please everyone; you’re not a taco.”
Culinary Director Rachael Perron attempts to please all with a collection of recipes and ideas for not just tacos but all the best Mexican-inspired meals in this special issue. If, by chance, tacos aren't your thing, her suggestions for quesadillas, enchiladas, chilaquiles and tortas are sure to offer delicious inspiration. (Not sure what chilaquiles or tortas are? Turn to pages 10 and 17 to find out.)
We’re also looking at Mexican-style cheeses from the Specialty Cheese Department on page 6 and offering an appropriately themed snack selection just perfect for your summer entertaining needs on page 7. A slightly more controversial topic in the world of Mexican cuisine, we are also exploring the differences and best uses for flour and corn tortillas (spoiler: they’re both great!). On page 19 we’re taking a look at some of the many, many local salsas we offer and new ways to use them that you might not have considered. Our own Signature salsa is part of the feature starting on page 20, where we are highlighting our private-branded Mexican ingredients and recipes.
Our Stakeholder Spotlight returns in this issue with a conversation with our Wine Director, Brian Mallie, or as he calls himself, “Wine Shop Employee Double-O-One.” As the very first employee hired in the very first of our seven Wine Shops, Brian has been influential in the evolution of our selection and the services we offer. He’s a gem of an employee and an incredibly thoughtful and interesting person, too. We know you’ll enjoy getting to know more about him on page 18.
And what would a Mexican-themed issue be without margaritas? A collection of classic and clever cocktails based on this most popular seasonal sipper is found on pages 22-23. Cheers! “¡Salud!”
As always, we love sharing the Joy of Good Food!
Mary Anne Kowalski and Kris Kowalski Christiansen