In my home, a larder without chorizo is unthinkable.

Everyone everywhere has pantry staples. In France, butter, Dijon mustard, and crème fraiche are mainstays. In Italy, it’s pasta, polenta or rice, olive oil, and perhaps tomatoes. In the US, mayonnaise, jalapeños, ketchup, eggs, Sriracha sauce, and pickles are probably in a cupboard somewhere. Everyone has a set of ingredients without which they cannot cook well, eat well, drink well or live well. My Mexican-American pantry includes chorizo, that trusty companion that helps out with weeknight dinners and adds twists on classic dishes.

Chorizo is a pork sausage found primarily in the Iberian Peninsula. When the Spaniards arrived in Mexico…

Diana Perez

🍽🥣🥂🗺 🧠 “A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”—Mark Twain

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