Tequila Bites: Cooking with Tequila
by Viviane Bauquet Farre - May 2012
I first discovered Tequila when I migrated in the early 80’s from my birthplace (a small French island in the south pacific) to California to attend university. I’d been raised tasting wine and champagne and occasionally allowed to sip my dad’s cognac, but Tequila was a whole new thing! Of course the colorful frozen margaritas famous in the Los Angeles restaurants at the time where very seductive! Fortunately, my palate has evolved since then. Now I’m more likely to sip a sultry anejo after dinner. I enjoy it as much as any other great spirit.
But since I’m a chef, it’s never enough for me to just enjoy a great glass of Tequila. I’m always thinking of ways to cook with it too! So Tequila finds its way in desserts, soups, appetizers, chili and even marinades and vinaigrettes. Its lovely mellow and distinct flavor spikes up food in the most interesting ways. Who knew for example, that a classic cheese fondue revamped with Tequila and Chipotle could be so delicious! Serve it with shots of your favorite Tequila and I can assure you the conversation around your table will be lively. © 2009 viviane bauquet farre food & style NY LLC
With a douse of fine Tequila, this ain't your grandmothers chilled vegetable soup...
Watch this video to learn how to easily create an indulgent desert that will delight your guests.
This exquisite cheese fondue will have you dipping your fingers when you run out of bread...
Make you mother happy...eat your fruits and vegetables...and have your Tequila too!
Whip up a batch of this incredibly delicious marinade...after pouring it on everything you grill, you'll want to stick a straw in it!