Picture: Melissa Guerra /@kitchenwrangler
Melissa Guerra’s eponymous retailer within the Pearl was one thing of a foodie muse. The store carried cookbooks, hard-to-source substances and exquisite handmade glassware and dishware, all with a decidedly Spanish and Latin American focus.
Although the store closed in 2017, that very same perspective and inspiration lives on via Guerra’s Instagram account, @kitchenwrangler. And in case you are not following it, you’ll want to instantly.
For starters, the pictures are beautiful. Shot at Guerra’s Rio Grande Valley ranch, the darkish, richly moody meals and cooking photographs seize the crossroads of rustic and chic, cowboy and vaquero that’s life on a South Texas ranch.
However Guerra additionally shares the recipes behind lots of her photogenic goodies. Love the shot of her rooster entomatadas? She tells you tips on how to stew the tomatoes and put all of it collectively. Mmm, that shot of pork stomach on greens in a copper pan? It’s draped in a Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce, which may be made in solely 4 steps.
When you’ve got up to now resisted the lure of social media, you’re lacking out on a world of meals on the market. However on this case you’re OK as her pictures and recipes additionally may be discovered on her web site, kitchenwrangler.com.
Now, pull out your telephone, get your molcajete prepared and begin cooking.
Emily Spicer is the options and meals editor for the San Antonio Specific-Information. Discover her Emily’s Simple Entertaining column on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or learn her different protection on our free site, mySA.com. | firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @Spiced1 | Instagram: @emilyspicersa