San Pascual Bailón is the patron saint of cooking. The 17th of May is his Saints day. He was a Franciscan monk who always cared for the poor. It seems that he always wanted to cook and would try different ingredients to make the food better for those he fed. He would always pray as he cooked and seemed to be “dancing “ as he moved around the kitchen. This Saint is very popular in Puebla although he was actually Spanish. There’s a verse that is associated with him:
”San Pascualito Bailón, báilame en este fogón. Tu me pones la sazón y yo te bailo un danzón“.
Born and raised in Mexico City with German Grandparents and having lived abroad in Italy and Switzerland really developed my "eclectic" take on cuisine. The last of my mentors, my beloved mother recently passed away, leaving a big hole in my soul. Gone are the conversations of "what's for dinner" or "guess what I made". In an effort to fill the void and become a teacher to my children and nieces and nephews, I have taken the challenge of trying to compile, test and enjoy all of the recipes that formed our lives. This is truly a labor of love for a family that truly enjoys tradition. I hope you enjoy......