"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Viernes Alegria

by Julie Tilsner on October 5, 2006

in Minor Miracles

Originally published in June 2006

Danceswithtortilla Tony actually did it. He paid cash money to Antonio de Jerez to make me a tortilla española. But he wasn’t allowed to stay and watch this alchemy, oh no. He brought over all the ingredients, two expensive German beers and one crisp new Jackson but was then sent away. He returned a few hours later to receive the perfect, hot tortilla.
“She really wants the recipe, Antonio. Won’t you tell her how you do it?”
“I don’t think so,” said Antonio. He handed Tony the results of his clandestine labor. “And make sure you bring the plate back.”
So Tony brought this beauty down to me, still warm under tinfoil. You can see that it’s a flawless piece of art. And it tasted every bit as perfect as it looked – lofty, but dense. Slightly salty. Chewy. Filling. Perfecto, eh? But after careful inspection, we realized we were no closer to its secrets.
Stay tuned…

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