Monday, January 13, 2014

You say Pazole, I say Pasole

"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."
~Marge Kennedy

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. 


  1. mmmm My favorite soup! I make it also but if you don't want to go to all that trouble may I suggest Juanita's Posole in a can. It is outstanding! She makes pork and chicken. Hubby loves it too.

    Depending on what part of Mexico a person comes from depends on the way you make it, My d-i-l's mother makes it with whole pieces of chicken and very little broth. The first time she sent some here I thought WHAT IS THIS??
    That wasn't my favorite type.

    Again, thanks for the recipe!
    XO Trisha

  2. It sounds like a very yummy meal, my dear....I love the idea of the side dishes of the quac. and those chips with some melted cheese....!
    More Yum!

  3. When I first saw this on the blog the other night at 11:45, all I wanted to do was run to the refrigertor and find whatever I could to appease my hunger for that soup!

    Is it very spicey, Lydia. Can't do it if it has a lot of chili powder, black or red chili in it. Ugh

    Judy in Seal Beach


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