Carrot and Beef Stew with Red Wine

A classic French style beef stew with all of the usual characters – bacon, garlic, rosemary, onions, thyme, cognac, and lots of red wine.  I served the stew with a side of roasted potatoes.  Usually I like to cook my beef stew Belgium style, with lot of beer instead of wine, but I decided to…

Pepián

Pepián de Pollo is a Guatemalan dish that I have always been fond of, in fact, it might be my favorite Guatemalan dish to date.  Cooking Pepián is similar to making a Mexican Mole, except, instead of a cocoa base, the sauce is built up around pepitas or pumpkin seeds.  Pepián blends together a combination of…