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Bon Appetit


Tacos en Cono
Una receta que todos conocemos puede ser un pasaboca elegante y delicioso. También lo podemos preparar con variedad de tortillas que hay en el mercado hoy en día. Maíz, harina de trigo integral, harina con tomate seco, entre otros.
Al traer invitados a casa, siempre es rico preparar algo que haga sentir el ambiente cálido de hogar, y que mejor que un plato hecho en casa. NO tiene que ser perfecto, pero siempre será hecho con cariño por aquellos que nos quieren tener cerca.
En este caso hagas lo que hagas se va a ver una sensación. La tortilla cortada en cuartos y enrollada para hacer una forma de cono siempre sale bien. La sostienes con un palillo de madera y la puedes dorar con anterioridad en el horno o en un hornito tostadora y rellenar con cualquiera de tus comidas favoritas, desde carnes como en esta receta, hasta vegetales asados, e inclusive ceviches.
Mucha suerte y espero que nos manden fotos de sus ensayos. 
A cada persona que mande una foto o le enviaremos una nota!
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No sabemos que lo sabemos todo…

Cada vez buscamos mas razones para bajar de peso y salimos de nuestro camino para encontrar la panacea. En realidad la forma mas sencilla de mantener el balance entre peso y vida esta en casa. Allí tenemos todo lo que necesitamos para obtener una vida feliz y un cuerpo que nos acompañe. Para las tres partes de nuestro persona, alma, mente y cuerpo la solución física la tenemos cada uno ya.
Pensemos en la forma en que se han alimentado los humanos en los siglos de los siglos….  Sin libros de recetas, ni gimnasios. Utilizaban lo que tenían a la mano, lo que la tierra les daba y copiaban lo que sus padres habían hecho. Hoy en día si hacemos esto, cada vez viviremos menos, ya que los hijos de nuestros hijos están llamados a una variedad de enfermedades basadas en la obesidad, y que están bajando su expectativa de vida en unos 10 años menos que la nuestra. Entonces que sera lo que tenemos en casa que nos pueda salvar de toda la innumerable cantidad de dietas, productos y mercados que nos ofrecen bajar de peso rápidamente y sin cocinar. Que nos podría guiar en un mundo lleno de información?
Lo que todos tenemos en casa es la cocina! En esta podemos preparar lo que nos guste, en poco tiempo, y sin tanto problema, si le quitamos un poco de misterio a la culinaria. Todos los humanos lo han hecho de una forma u otra, ahora nosotros podemos hacerlo también. Lo que todos tenemos en nuestro cuerpo es la mente y el tiempo para usarla. Con un poco de sentido común e ingredientes que se produzcan cerca de nuestra tierra, podremos preparar cantidades de alimentos, sanos, sin preservativos ni aditivos tóxicos y que nos alimenten lo suficiente para vivir, pero no demasiado para enfermar.
En el balance esta el secreto de la vida, esto no significa que tenemos que ser perfectamente balanceados siempre. De vez en cuando hay que salirse de la raya para poder mantener la sanidad mental! Pero todos, absolutamente todos, sabemos cuando estamos comiendo mas de la cuenta, o si comemos productos que nos hacen daño. Nada es perfecto, nada es malo. Mucha agua y te mueres, mucha sal y también te pasara. Miremos lo que hacemos en cuanto a la comida se trata y solos podremos tomar las riendas de nuestros cuerpos.
La cantidad de comida depende de cada uno de nosotros. Que tamaño es nuestro cuerpo, que cantidad de actividad física tenemos, y que clase de comida ponemos en nuestra boca. Somos lo que comemos, es así. Nacemos pequeñitos y la comida hace desarrollar cada célula corporal y esto en vez nos desarrolla todo nuestro cuerpo. Somos un paquete completo de partes que se mueven gracias a nuestra alimentación. Demosle a nuestro cuerpo físico un poco de todo y este funcionara perfecto.
No existen flacos ni gordos. Hay gordos flacos y flacos gordos. Entonces que hay? Existimos personas con mas grasa que otras y esto es lo que tenemos que medir. Si tenemos un cuerpo mas grande, no podremos usar talla cero. Debemos vivir con la realidad de amar nuestro cuerpo ya que al pasar los años nos daremos cuenta que…  “muy bueno que era”! 
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Passion for Coffee more than 70,000 copies worldwide

Passion for Coffee…

An amazing book to learn to cook with coffee
Like chocolate, or vanilla, or smoking or salting, coffee can be an amazing way to lighten up this summer.

Check out the salads, vegetables, meats, seafood as well as a wide variety of sweets from bars and cookies, to breads and fancy desserts.

Learn how to prepare your best frapps, infused waters, coffees and much more.
Lick your fingers with the most delicious berry coffee sauces and try exciting new ways to eat away this amazing antioxidant that is our light in the mornings each day.

with all my love….


 buy in ITUNES and AMAZON

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My daughter´s wedding food by Cuquita Arias in Panamá

Hello again from Pachi the Colombian Cook 

This time I write about the wonderful woman who was able to read my mind and create with me the most spectacular sit down dinner for my daughter´s wedding.

We met twice for conversation and details of what I wanted and came up with the following menus. One for the sit down dinner and another for the late night partiers. 
The latter a completely Latin pulled beef and guandú rice with plantains.Soon I will post those pictures too, since I haven´t got them yet. 

Thanks to Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo  and the Bristol Hotel for a perfect job that showed all the love placed into each and every plate. 

Last but not least an amazing wedding and sweet concoction set, decorated with real orchids over a matte frosting. Simple and beautiful.


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It was amazing to receive this email from Dr. Clyde Wilson this morning…

Hello Patricia,
Although the first half of this talk is focused on how brains are different between different species, roughly half-way or 2/3 through it the speaker all of a sudden shows that without cooking we could never have eaten enough to grow our brains to where they are.  Cooking was required for our evolution to conscious human beings.  That is intense


Dr. CLyde and I are writing a book for all of you who want to increase your metabolic rate. As I was writing my prologue I included this paragraph:

 Humans have fed themselves for ever; even when there were no fancy stores, ovens, knives and cutting boards.  Breads and pasta were prepared by civilizations way back. Many coats of arms show fruits and vegetables overflowing from cornucopias. We are innately good cooks; we know what we like; we are attracted to certain types of flavor, sweet, sour, salty and tart. Maybe a mix of all of them is best as it has been shown with the sixth sense, Umami. So lets go ahead and mix, mix ingredients to prepare foods that we think we might like. Lets feel free to add spices and herbs, peppers and oils. Lets go into the kitchen and grab whatever we have found interesting in the market, that beautiful food that was in season, and cut it up, add some quality seasonings, cook it or try it raw, laugh and live the bounty this world has given us for our lifetime. Before any specific cooking book was written, humans found a way to cook in the best possible way for their own palates. Lets do that!”

Now check the TED TALKS link here to understand what I mean.
Let’s all enjoy cooking our way.
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Menus of Change 2013 Summit, Harvard and CIA

Creative Culinary at Menus of Change
Summit 2013
Yesterday I arrived from Cambridge after attending the Summit MENUS OF CHANGE 2013 -The Business of Healthy, Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices. The attendance of those there showed the great interest from the medical, industrial, institutional, and culinary communities in getting together to solve a problem of great human and economic proportions that the Unites States has to resolve. Moreover, being the United States, the one country that leads the world  as the most innovative global society, this is of great importance. Every other country wants to follow its footsteps; if unsolved this could render a world with lower life expectancy. 

Menus of Change is the democratic way of solving this unstoppable problem. It is a dramatic change towards the positive in the new era we are entering. Obesity and all of its terrible consequences are issues to be taken very seriously as this Summit has shown. The US exports its solutions for feeding humanity both socially, as aid, and emotionally, as it exports the American dream. Sometimes this can perfect, as it has been, the most humane way to help third World countries abolish famine and disease. At its worst, citizens from other countries follow the excesses and bad habits that come  from learning to produce and consume food and others, (i.e. serving and shipping containers, plastic bags, soda cans, etc.) in excess. Unhealthy chains of restaurants use methods to produce, pack and store foods for longer shelf life and more intense flavor, with the use of artificial colors, chemicals, pesticides and GMOs. As countries grow, so does their need to be like Americans and obesity rates grow, i.e. China. Equally, as immigrants arrive in the US their weights increase; second generation Americans are just as obese  or heavier than the average American.

Menus of Change is the first summit, of many to come, that addresses this issue from the perspective of all parts of society as well as public policy. It takes the WHOLE to change social patterns. Solutions must be inclusive to achieve the desired goals. It is in this respect that I believe I met my reason for being at the Summit. Creative Culinary was born after I was a producer of wholesale bakery products for 18 years, (with no problems in sight such as less clean water and high footprint thoughts). Creative Culinary, has, since 1996, taught students, parents, community leaders, health institutions and special children to look at food as their friend, and yes, as their fuel for life. Good fuel, healthy life, good driving; bad fuel, car jiggers and so does the body. Many countries still need food to develop their populations physically and mentally. In the United States, in the past century, food has evolved from being a commodity needed to sustain the growing American population, to creating an obese and sick population. Other countries where humans still use their bodies as a method of transportation, job fulfillment and family development, still need food for fuel. Many children of the world walk for hours to get to school, their parents’ work is mainly hard labor in very hot and humid climates, others in cold and indifferent lands and their mothers must provide them with sustenance for a life to come. 
Each of us who attended the summit has their own journey in a new world of sustainable and healthy foods and well balanced diets. The goal: a society where we all care. By having gotten us all together in a room for 3 days of presentations from all sides of the industry we have all learned that we are all on the same path. It is much more effective when we each feel the passion that drives others through bumpy roads. Together we will work on implementing the principles and concepts of the general operation in each of our own sectors.
Let Menus of Change 2013, the Harvard and Culinary Institute of America initiative be a drop in the ocean that creates waves that touch all of our planet.
Patricia McCausland

Below it the list of 2013 speakers and panelists with links to each person’s biography. Information about 2014 presenters will be added early in 2014.

Fedele BauccioCEO of Bon Appetit Management Company (Palo Alto, CA)
Rick BaylessChef-Owner of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and XOCO (Chicago, IL)
Jeremy BearmanExecutive Chef at Rouge Tomate (New York, NY)
JoAnne BerkenkampConsultant on building healthy, sustainable food systems (Minneapolis, MN)
Jane BlackAuthor and Journalist (Brooklyn, NY)
Sheila BowmanSenior Manager of Outreach and Education for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch (Monterey, CA)
Nicki Briggs, MS, RDChief Communications Officer for Agro Farma (Norwich, NY)
Lisa Carlson, MS, RDDevelopment Nutritionist in Research and Development for Unilever Food Solutions, North America (Lisle, IL)
Stephanie ChenevertGlobal Marketing Manager, Food Services Team at Google, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Lilian Cheung, ScD, RDDirector of Health Promotion and Communication, Editorial Director of Nutrition Source at the Harvard School of Public Health—Department of Nutrition (Boston, MA)
Gail Christopher, PhDVice President for Programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, MI)
Sierra B. ClarkDoctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University (Washington, DC)
Jorge Leon Collazo ’82Executive Chef for New York City Public Schools (New York, NY)
Christy ConslerSenior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Sustainability at Jamba Juice (Pleasanton, CA)
Stefano CordovaSenior Vice President of F&B Innovation and Executive Chef at Au Bon Pain (Boston, MA)
Cheryl DahleFounder and Executive Director of Future of Fish (Bethesda, MD)
Greg DrescherVice President of Strategic Initiatives & Industry Leadership at The Culinary Institute of America (St. Helena, CA)
Mark Erickson ’77Provost of The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)
Debra EschmeyerCo-founder and Partnerships & Policy Director of FoodCorps (New Knoxville, OH)
Maria FeichtChief Brand Officer and Executive Team Member for Au Bon Pain (Boston, MA)
David FellerFounder and CEO of Yummly (Palo Alto, CA)
Julio Frenk, MDDean of Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development (Cambridge, MA)
Christopher Gardner, PhDAssociate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, Director of the Nutrition Studies Group and the Postdoctoral Research Fellow Training Program at Stanford Prevention Research Center (Palo Alto, CA)
Victor A. L. Gielisse, DBA, CMC, CHEVice President of Advancement & Business Development at The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)
Danielle GouldFounder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect (New York, NY)
Harvey HartmanFounder and Chairman of The Hartman Group (Bellevue, WA)
Frank Hu, MD, PhDProfessor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and co-director of the obesity epidemiology and prevention program at the Harvard School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
Andrea IllyChairman and CEO of illycaffè (Trieste, Italy)
Betty Izumi, PhD, MPH, RDAssistant Professor in the School of Community Health at Portland State University (Portland, OR)
Wayne B. Jonas, MDPresident and CEO of Samueli Institute (Alexandria, VA)
Sam KassExecutive Director of Let’s Move and Assistant Chef at the White House (Washington, DC)
Michael KaufmanPresident of Centerplate Restaurant Group (Chappaqua, NY)
Ellen KennedyManager of Environment and Climate Change for Calvert Investments (Bethesda, MD)
Diane KochilasConsulting Chef, Cookbook Author (Athens, Greece and New York, NY)
Kristy Lambrou, MS, RD, CDNSPE Certified Culinary Nutritionist for Rouge Tomate (New York, NY)
June Jo LeeVice President of Strategic Insights for The Hartman Group (Bellevue, WA)
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhDPediatrician and Researcher at Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA)
Simon MarshallPresident of Unilever Food Solutions, North America (Lisle, IL)
John MitchellVice President of Product Development at LYFE Kitchen, Retail (Mill Valley, CA)
Randy RiceSeafood Technical Program Director for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (Seattle, WA)
Jason Riis, PhDAssistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA)
Eric Rimm, ScDAssociate Professor, Epidemology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School; Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Boston, MA)
William RosenzweigManaging Partner, Physic Ventures, LLC; (San Francisco, CA)
Tim Ryan ’77, CMC, Ed.DPresident of The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)
Suvir SaranChef, Consultant, and Author (New York, NY)
Barton SeaverDirector of the Healthy & Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health (Cambridge, MA)
Pam Smith, RDNutritionist, Consultant, Author, Radio Host
Sal SunseriPartner/Owner of P&J Oyster Company (New Orleans, LA)
Rafi Taherian, CECExecutive Director of Yale Dining (New Haven, CT)
Kirsten Saenz TobeyFounder and Chief Innovation Officer for Revolution Foods (Berkeley, CA)
Ken ToongExecutive Director of University of Massachusetts Auxiliary Enterprises (Amherst, MA)
Peter TruittPresident of Truitt Brothers, Inc. (Salem, OR)
Scott UehleinVice President of Food & Beverage and Corporate Chef for Canyon Ranch (Tucson, AZ)
Arlin WassermanChair of the Menus of Change Sustainable Business Leadership Council, Principal and Founder of Changing Tastes (Gaithersburg, MD)
Matthew WeingartenExecutive Chef and Culinary Director for Unique Solutions at Sodexo
James D. WhiteChairman, CEO, and President of Jamba Juice Company (Emeryville, CA)
Walter Willett, MD, DrPHChair of Menus of Change Scientific and Technical Advisory Council, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)
Rick WolffDirector of Culinary Innovation, H. M. S. Host (Lancaster, PA)
Olivia WuCommunity Manager, Food Team, Google, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Marc ZammitVice President of Corporate Sustainability for Compass Group USA (Los Gatos, CA)
Anthony ZolezziConsultant, environmental entrepreneur, author (New York, NY)

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Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.