To cook something, usually pasta, until it’s softened but not completely cooked.
Tacos al pastor or tacos trompo is a method of slow-cooking pork and pineapple on a vertical spit; it was brought to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants. Al pastor is Spanish for “shepherd-style,” while trompo means “spinning top,” which makes sense. Traditionally this meant cooking with a rotating spit over direct heat. Most folks won’t have a … Continue reading Al pastor
Amuse bouche is French for “It amuses the mouth.” It’s single-bite Horse Doover with the odd distinction of being the course you don’t get to choose when ordering a 5- or 7‑course French dinner: The chef decides what you get.