Next venture….

My next adventure in Mexican food-land will be Molé Poblano. I have made it in the past, and been moderately happy with it, but I didn’t think it was mind blowing either. This time I am going to go crazy and really go for it. This endeavor might take me a few days and a good chunk of cash gathering the mise en place, but I am super pumped about it. I have been researching, and asking my fellow Mexicans for any advice. The problem is that many of my Mexican friends are Jaliscans, so their molé is more red and less deep and intense. I love this molé, but I really want to go crazy, make a huge batch and freeze it for all kinds of awesome projects down the road. I should be getting around to this over the next few weeks, bear with me folks…;)

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About iliketocookthings

I was born and raised in West Michigan in a small suburban/farming community called Lowell. I grew up cooking. My family has always been centered around the kitchen. Growing up I tended to cook a lot of Italian-American food, seeing as how I am a whopping 25% Sicilian. When I got into high school I got really into Asian cuisine. I went to college at Central Michigan University, and quickly became homesick and insecure about my areas of study (Spanish and Art). I decided to return to the motherland and begin Culinary School after 2.5 years of moderate success in traditional college. Culinary school was a fun experience, and I learned a lot, but I didn't really fit the profile of my fellow classmates. When finished, I moved to Chicago to explore carreer options. My first place of employment outside of Michigan was Green Zebra, where I learned a lot, but quickly learned that I wasn't cut out for the cooks lifestyle. I stuck it out though, and continued working at both of Shawn McClain's restaurants, for about a year and a half. I now work for Whole Foods, and while it is a corporate environment, three of the biggest perks are access to ingredients, the employee discount, and the 8 hour days that allow me time to do what I really want. I am most happy when cooking in my own kitchen for people that I love. I now live in Saint Paul, Minnesota with my husband Eric and my cat child Fergus. View all posts by iliketocookthings

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