Saturday, November 10, 2012
Another difference from New Orleans in matters culinary is the customary question a waitress will ask a casual diner. Back home it's "You want that dressed?" (Translation: "Do you want lettuce and tomato on your po' boy?") In New Mexico they ask "Red or green?" And it is not about Christmas, but about the standard complement to any meal, chili (which is a thick sauce and not a hearty stew). The locals use "Christmas" as an adjective meaning "red and green chili, both."
I also learned a new word: calabacita. It is a vegetable enchilada (with diced squash, zucchini and onion) with the thinnest tortilla ever (practically a crepe). A great idea!
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 9:03 AM