Inter Foods : Ep1


INTERNATIONAL FOODS : PEPITO (MEXICAN STEAK SANDWICH)

by Thomas M. Tillman
This Pepito (Mexican steak sandwich) recipe combines juicy pieces of steak with beloved Latin American flavors like luscious avocado, creamy beans, and spicy jalapeños. These easy pepito sandwiches are sure to please, and only take about 20 minutes (or less) to make! (This recipe was originally published in May 2017, but was updated with new photos and content in 2021). Although tacos may reign supreme in the arena of Mexican foods, let's not overlook the almighty Mexican torta, or Mexican sandwich. The term pepito originates in Spain and can refer to a variety of sandwiches containing steak, pork or even chicken. While there are many varieties of Mexican sandwiches or tortas, a pepito is also a specific type of Mexican steak sandwich which is quite different from its American counterparts. A pepito sandwich is also a very popular Venezuelan street food! There are many ways to customize a pepito sandwich by changing up the toppings or even the type (...)

INTERNATIONAL FOODS : SHAKE SHACK SMOKESHACK BURGER

by Thomas M. Tillman
This copycat version of the bacon and cherry pepper topped SmokeShack Burger from Shake Shack tastes as good as the original, and is easy to make! I have been mildly obsessed with Shake Shack for over a decade. I fell in love with it in New York City, and have enjoyed their delicious food in several other states as the burger chain has expanded (it's actually international now!). When they released a cookbook a couple years ago I knew I had to have it. It's full of mostly stories, but many recipes as well, some of which are considered "close enough" to the original. They can't spill all their secrets, of course. The SmokeShack is one of my favorite Shake Shack burgers, and it's easy to (...) Continue

INTERNATIONAL FOODS : SMOKED SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN WITH IQUE BBQ SAUCE

by Thomas M. Tillman
Take your barbecue game to the next level with this incredible Smoked Spatchcock Chicken. Soaked in an award-winning brine, and then smoked to perfection, this succulent chicken is a BBQ dream! Serve it with out-of-this-world homemade IQUE BBQ sauce for the perfect finish. I truly am a lover of all things barbecue. Andy Husbands and Chris Hart of Wicked Good Barbecue in Woburn, MA have done a great job(...) Continue

INTERNATIONAL FOODS : CHICKEN TACOS

by Thomas M.Tillman
These low-and-slow cooked Braised Chicken Tacos put the comfort in comfort food. Tequila and beer combine with broth, tomatoes, and spices to yield an unctuous, decadent braised chicken taco filling. It will skyrocket your tacos to another dimension of flavor. Taco Tuesday is my favorite non-holiday. I sometimes even celebrate it when it's not Tuesday! There (...) Continue

INTERNATIONAL FOODS : CHILE CON QUESO

by Thomas M. Tillman
Homemade Chile con Queso is worlds better than the stuff in the jar. It's still utterly naughty with the inclusion of Velveeta, but with a generous dose of onion, garlic, and chiles, it's a definite winner. Football season is my favorite time of the year. One of my favorite things about football season is thinking of fun ideas for snacks to make while (...) Continue