What better than savouring posole on a chilly winter evening, while watching Chico & Rita – this film has amazing animation and drawings of mesmerizing depth. A romantic plot of sorts, loosely based around Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes (who also scored the music for this film), you’ll encounter Monk, Dizzy, Bird and others along the way.
This is Bud Powell’s ‘Celia’ as played by Rolando Luna.
Solo Spotlight: Posole with Chico & Rita
It was my first experience cooking hominy at home. I couldn’t find the dry grain at the local Whole Foods store (the store assistant was Mexican and said she made posole as well, but using only the canned version since the grains took forever to cook). I was determined to use the dry grain, and finally found it in the Spanish section in a grocery store. To this Mexican stew of hominy and pork (you can use chicken instead) I added Hatch chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. CONTINUE READING…