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El Clavo Nails It in the Valle de Guadalupe

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

El Clavo Cocina de Baja, Chef Ryan Steyn, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
VALLE DE GUADALUPE, B.C. – When I visited chef Ryan Steyn’s El Clavo Cocina de Baja last year at its former location next to winery Madera 5 in Ensenada’s industrial zone, I asked the chef about his new project’s name. He explained “El Clavo means to ‘nail it’, to do something really [Read More]

Le Petit Pinche Francés: Running on Taste Memory

July 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

Le Petit Pinche Francés, Torres Alegre y Familia, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
VALLE DE GUADALUPE, B.C. – Taste memory is an integral thing when preparing regional cuisine. The best chefs and restaurateurs have it and constantly tweak ingredients until their dishes taste just like their mothers’ – and their mothers’ before them. Recipes can be transcribed and handed [Read More]