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    Restaurant hosts parking lot celebration

    The restaurant morphed into El Meson and now specializes in dishes from Central America, South America and the Caribbean.Bill Castro, the founders’ son and co-owner, says old favorites will return. “In addition to Latin street food and drinks from out of our trucks in the lot, we’re going to have one truck that serving items from the original Pizza Queen restaurant that El Meson began as back in 1978,” Bill Castro said. “Some of our customers may remember favorites like the Exotic Burrito and Mexican Pizza from that menu.” The parking lot parties set for 4 p.m. to   Read More

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    These offerings are perfect for stay-at-home New Year’s celebration

    There’s a lot I miss about my usual holiday shindigs this December. No sipping eggnog in red lipstick and spangles, no parking myself in front of platters of camembert and Stilton, not even any sleeves of Ritz crackers with that unidentifiable orange cheese spread I look forward to year after year. But while there won’t be any parties, there will still be festive snacks and plenty of them. My plan for a grand but small-scale New Year’s Eve celebration is to make an array of fun, tasty bites to nibble on throughout the evening — and if things get wild   Read More

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    Recipes For An Intimate New Year’s Celebration From Chef Kathy Gunst

    I often feel sentimental at year’s end, thinking back on great times with family and friends, outstanding meals, travel and discoveries. But I won’t shed a tear to see 2020 fade out. Bring in 2021. How do you say goodbye to one of the worst years in memory? Is celebrating even an appropriate response? I say we need to celebrate now more than ever. As we wrap up a year that has brought such hardship for so many around the world, we need to find light and look to the future. And creating a memorable meal is one of the   Read More

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    Small Thanksgiving celebration may mean more leftovers. Try these recipes | Food & Cooking

    Thanksgiving is all about the leftovers. Cranberry sauce read can be made with leftover cranberry sauce.  Polish off your pie by turning it into a pumpkin pie shake. EatingWell Many households are having smaller celebrations this year. Smaller celebrations, more leftovers? Perhaps. If you find yourself with more food than people to eat it, here are some recipes to put everything to good use. Turkey Carbonara 1 cup leftover turkey, shredded or cubed  Read More

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    ‘A Feast of Serendib’: A culinary journey to Sri Lanka is a celebration of diversity | Food

    Central to the cuisine, she writes, is dark-roasted curry powder, goraka (a fruit similar to tamarind, not used, however, by her Tamil family), red rice, plenty of chili heat, curry leaves, coconut milk, shredded coconut, dried Maldive fish and “a touch of tang from vinegar, tomato, tamarind or lime. “We also eat a wide variety of fish, poultry and meat dishes, which I think is somewhat unusual in South Asia, given religious prohibitions, but can be traced to a long-standing multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. “A Feast of Serendib” contains a rich assortment of recipes for curries (everything from Fried Liver   Read More

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