"Soup is a lot like family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor."
Bon Appetite shared this terrific recipe for Classic Pasole from the Cafe at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. We added a bit of crunch by ladling the soup over a small mound of shredded cabbage in our individual bowls. On the side, fresh guacamole filled tiny souffle cups next to a plate of tortilla chips which were sprinkled with cheese, then put in a medium oven just long enough to melt.
Wikipedia reports this fun little bit of history which just might get conversation rolling if you served it with Pasole. Since maize was a sacred plant for the Aztecs and other inhabitants of Mesoamerica, pozole was made to be consumed on special occasions. The conjunction of maize (usually whole hominy kernels) and meat in a single dish is of particular interest to scholars because the ancient Mesoamericans believed the gods made humans out of masa (cornmeal dough)."
Considering it is the belief of my faith that God created man from mud- I don't know why the thought of being made out of cornmeal dough makes me chuckle: but it does.
Until we meet again, Thank YOU for all YOU do to make the world more beautiful.
The Marge Kennedy quote is courtesy of Brainy Quote.