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What’s the Word: Antojito

By Lucasryden @saborkitchen

Because your knife isn’t the only thing that needs sharpening.

Appetizers are an expression of dietary freedom.  A chance to try something new, maybe something strange.  Just a few bites to stimulate the appetite and expand the palate.  Not actual calories or anything.

Antojitos are the Mexican version of appetizers, traditionally served as informal street snacks to satisfy a craving (antojo in Spanish).  They have become cultural icons that identify with specific regions and communities, much like the tapas culture of Spain.  This culinary trend has begun to permeate American culture as well, threatening our cherished obesity epidemic with “small plate” menus and a “less is more” attitude towards eating.  Damn hippies.

Related Recipes:

stuffed jalapeños
avocado tartare
elote {grilled corn}
tostones {plantain chips}
pesto parmesan quesdadilla

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