Living Earth Festival 2011

24 JULY 20112:00 to 5:00 PM The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will be hosting the second annual Living Earth Festival this July.  On July 24th, from 2 pm to 5 pm, there will be an Iron Chef-style cooking competition at the museum’s outdoor amphitheater between Mitsitam Cafe’s executive chef, Richard Hetzler, and…

Chia Seeds

With a metallic dark color and mottled skin, Chia seeds are delightfully crunchy. Once you rehydrate them in water, as  the popular Lime based Agua Fresca, they become covered in an irresistible gelatinous layer. No wonder the word chia comes from the náhuatl name chian, which means oily. Scientifically, Salvia Hispanica, they come from a flowering…

Fancy Food Show

10-12 JULY 201110:00 AM to 5:00 PM Come join me at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2011!  Located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event.  I will be running the kitchen for the Mexico Pavilion and offering many appetizers for you all to…