Monday, October 27, 2014

Aztec pizza?

I've been eating plenty of Mexican stuff.  Plenty.  But this creation at Gino's, an Italian restaurant in the historic centre of Mexico City, really blew my mind.   Forget the name - which is a bit ridiculous - and try to put these ingredients together in your mind:

- mushrooms
- corn smut (or huitlacoche), which is a fungus that grows on maize and which is described as having a taste between sweet, savory, woody, and earthy
- caramelized strawberries
- herbs

It was so bizarre I had to give it a go.  And it was delicious!   How on earth did they come up with this combination!?  I will admit it's probably not for everybody but, personally, the chef deserves an A for courage and another one for actually managing something tasty.

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