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Zarela Martinez

Restaurant owner, lard crusader

Zarela Martinez appears in the following:

Globavores: Corn

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

We continue our exploration of the foods of the Columbian Exchange with a look at corn, which has become a staple of modern agriculture. Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn, explains how the grain has changed the way the world eats. We'll also look at how corn is used in a variety of Mexican dishes with Zarela Martinez, author of numerous cookbooks including Zarela's Veracruz

Recipe:Zarela's Pimpo

Recipe: Zarela's Esquites

Corn Recipes from Listeners

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Zarela's Real Mexican Food

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Mexican chef and restaurateur Zarela Martinez talks about authentic Mexican food. Her restaurant Zarela opened in New York in 1981, and she remains committed to bringing regional Mexican food to New York. She discusses organizing an ongoing series of weekly gastronomic festivals featuring foods from different states in Mexico. She’s the author of Zarela’s Veracruz, Food from my Heart, and The Food and Life of Oaxaca.

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Praise the Lard! A Maligned Fat Makes a Resurgence

Friday, June 05, 2009

Lard was once the most common fat for baking, but came to be seen as dirty and unhealthful. Now, food scientists have shown that home-rendered lard isn't as bad for your health as, say, margarine. And it tastes wonderful! Our guest, discussing the benefits of lard, is food writer Regina Schrambling. Also on the show is chef Zarela Martinez, a self-proclaimed lard crusader. She has been preaching the gospel of lard for over fifteen years and is glad that people are finally listening.

For pie crust and chocolate cupcake recipes, click here. Those recipes come from Southern cooks (and lard fans) Matt and Ted Lee.

Watch Zarela Martinez demonstrate how easy it is to render lard at home:

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Democracy's Living Room: The Mexican American Experience

Monday, May 25, 2009

Our panel of nine guests will discuss the Mexican American experience in NYC as well as current issues affecting the Mexican American community. Guests include: Maria Hinojosa, senior correspondent for NOW on PBS and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA; Daniel Jaquez, freelance theater director and the ...

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Democracy's Living Room: The Mexican American Experience

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Our panel of nine guests will discuss the Mexican American experience in NYC as well as current issues affecting the Mexican American community. Guests include: Maria Hinojosa, senior correspondent for NOW on PBS and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA; Daniel Jaquez, freelance theater director and the ...

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Dread

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Zarela Martinez, owner of Zarela Restaurant, talks about the reaction to the swine flu outbreak both in New York and back home in Mexico. Then, Philip Alcabes, associate professor of Urban Public Health at Hunter College and author of Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from ...

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Something to Chew On: The Ways of Maize

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Zarela Martinez, cookbook author and owner of Mexican Restaurant, Zarela, discusses the difference between American and Mexican corn and why Mexican corn is so hard to find.

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What to Do With All That Leftover Turkey

Friday, November 23, 2007

Fabio Trabocchi chef and partner of Fiamma, Zarela Martinez, chef of Zarela, and Marcus Samuelsson, executive chef and co-owner of Aquavit, share ideas on what to do with what's in your fridge.

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Mexico's Day of the Dead, New York-Style

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nov. 1 and 2 mark the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. Renowned Mexican chef Zarela Martinez explains the origins and meaning of the Day of the Dead, and shares some traditional holiday food like sugar skulls and pan de muerto.

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