Monday, November 24, 2008

Nina and Jose's Pozole Parlor

Saturday was a beautifully cool Fall day and I was invited to Nina and Jose’s Pozole Parlor to enjoy a fantastic pozole lunch with her family. As I walked into the kitchen I saw a huge pot … huge … bubbling away on the stove and the pozole being scooped out with a big ladle by Jose. A large, thick, chop-sized piece of tender pork and hominy, almost the size of a small marble, was generously filled into festive bowls. The broth was flavorful and rich but not overwhelming. There were the usual accompaniments such as shredded cabbage, chopped onions, slices of radish and lemon. Jose instructed us to add all to bowl, squirt with lemon and a shot of hot sauce. I would like to think of this as Mexican style Chicken Soup, it has no chicken or noodles in it of course but I believe it has the same healing powers. Nina and Jose, thank you for such a wonderful meal.


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