Saturday, September 26, 2009

Call to Flavor

Taco bar in the park tomorrow. Birria de chivo or carnitas with fresh corn tortillas, and soul cocina salsas.

at Call To Flavor


4 pounds pork shoulder cut into big chunks, salted
1 quart pork fat manteca
1/2 cup Guiness stout
1/2 cup Mexican Coca Cola
1 small piece piloncillo, broken into tiny pieces
1 jalapeno cut in half, lengthwise
2 bay leaves
1 head of garlic cut in half
1 orange cut in half
2 onions cut in half
1 cup whole milk
1 stick cinnamon

Heat the manteca in a big pot until hot. Fry the pork over medium high heat until seared to golden brown. Lower the heat to medium low and fry for 45 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for at least another hour until tender.

Serve with fresh tortillas and a salsa made from tomatillo, jalapeno, cilantro, lime and avocado.

Tune: Mama Call by Manu Chao
This chune happens to be the ringtone on my baby momma's phone

Unknown Number by Busy Signal

Tune: Calling All Absentees by Kid Gusto

Tune: He Called Me Baby by Candi Stanton

Tune: Call Mi (Dave Kelly's Hold The Line Remix) by Major Lazer feat Baby Cham

Rajah's Brunch Under the Spaceship mix from earlier this year. and vid

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Tune: Get Fresh Crew by Roxanne Shante and Biz Markie

Monday, September 21, 2009

Azucar, jamaica y agua

Nice Creole/Caribbean music.

And Bay Area, get ready for some great Creole/Caribbean food. Hibiscus

Tune: Sugar Bum Bum by Lord Kitchener

Tune: Ants in Yuh Sugar Pan by Jamesy P

And I am re-posting this wonderful Caribbean music from the Soul Cocina Vaults in case you missed it.

Tune: Cabane Choucoune by Le Super Choucoune 70 from Ca Chauffe a Cabane Choucoune

Tune: Toutt Coucou also from Le Super Choucoune 70's Ca Chauffe a Cabane Choucoune
I really like the hand clap and horn break at 1:24 on this song.

The next tune is from a real groovy group from Guadeloupe called Les Aiglons.

Tune: Pas Malpaler Michou by Les Aiglons on Disque Debs International Records from 1974

September 27th, Call to Flavor

Eat the rich, feed the poor.
mark your calendars.
Sunday September 27th 12Noon to 3pm
For Exact Location check Soul Cocina on Twitter
A benefit for St Anthony Foundation

Bacon Potato Chips
Toasty Melts
The Gumbo Man
Adobo Hobo
Pizza Hacker
Bike Basket Pies
Wholesome Bakery
Gobba Gobba Hey
The Sweet Cart
Lumpia Cart
Urban Nectar
Magic Curry Cart
Brazilian Bites
Smiten Ice Cream
& Soul Cocina

Plus Yoga For Kids at 1pm

Tune: Don't Joke With a Hungry Man by Quantic

Tune: Hungry Ghosts (feat. Wire MC & ECD) by Filastine

Tune: Belly Full feat. Kardinal Offishall, Steele & Baja (Dry Eye Crew) by J. Period and K'Naan

Check out some great art here.

The event should be as fun as my debut with the SF street carts at "Street Food for Singles"

....or as fun as pizza in Dolores Park.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy BDay BB

B.B. King (born September 16, 1925)
I am who I am today because of BB and others like him.

Today was another long day in the kitchen and a fun night taking the food to the streets. I couldn't have made it with out BB. This is the kind of music I liked as a kid. I still like it as an adult.

I used to stay up all night liong with my radio walk-man in the eighties listening to "Blues Before Sunrise" and "Red Rooster Lounge" where BB and other more obscure artists were played.

Tune: Wory, Wory by BB King from Live in Cook County Jail 1971

As well as a bluesman, I was also a breaker [no pro, but tons of heart (-:! ] Cardboard box, boom box, Nucleus tape and music like this:

Tune: Funk You Up [long version] by The Sequence

~a pizza in the pizza hacker oven

Check the new Uproot Andy and Geko Jones Mini Mix here.
And find them next week in SF alongside my favorite local DJs, Santero and Boima.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Relleno Negro

Achiote, Cumin, Allspice, Black Pepper, Clove for the Recado Negro for Relleno Negro

Roasting Chilacas and their seeds until charred.

Coagulated sangre for moronga

Tune: Canto Negro by Andres Landero

Tune: Homenagem Ao Fogo-Negro w/ Tiao & Jo Maka by Bonga

Tune: Mambo Pa' Los Negros by La Union Colombiana

Tune: Que Quemen A Esa Negra by Sonora Nelson Ferreyra

Tune: La Negra Saramuya by Afrosound

Tune: La Negra Carolina by also by Afrosound

Tune: La Negra Chola by Sexteto Tabalá

Tune: La Negra Celina by Cristóbal Pérez

Tune: La Cumbia Negra by Lisandro Meza

Tune: Navidad Negra by Unknown Artist [lita nelson cover]

Tune: La Camisa Negra (Juanes Cover) by Grupo Control

Tune: Ojos Negros Nunca Engañan by Los Tigres del Norte

Tune: Negra Mia by Fefita La Grande

Tune: Negra Brecho by Conjunto Aiymuth from Azambuja & CIA

Tune: La Sombra Negra by Astrid Hadad

Tune: Negra Ron y Velas by Luis Ornelas

Tune: Negra Yo Soy by Maria Alba

Tune: Mi Negra by Banda Gorda

Tune: La Negra Nelly by Celso Piña {this is my favorite Celso Piña song}

Tune: La Negra Tomasa by Trio Matamoros

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Promise to build a Soul Jardin

Our pot of mint from Cole Canyon Farm for green chutney. Plant to blender cuisine!
Tune: Cadillac Funeral by Peppermint Harris

Above pic via MsWine on Flickr

This Parrot ate one of our chillies for the Bhel Puri at the Eat Real Fest.

And here is La Reina de Los Jardines

Tune: La Reina de los Jardines by Batata Y Su Rumba Palenquera

Tune: La Reina de los Jardines (son fúnebre) by Sexteto Tabalá

Tune: Jardin De Amores by Los Destellos

Tune: El Jardin De Juana by Juancho Polo Valencia

Tune: Garden Of Four Trees by Explosions feat. Juanita Brooks

Tune: In The Garden by Bob James

Tune: A Tree Never Grows by Mos Def

If you missed us at the Eat Real Fest, you can find Soul Cocina cooking up Indian Lamb Meatballs in tomato sauce made of black pineapple tomatoes and Dark Cherokee Tomatoes with hand tossed rumali roti as well as fresh juices and Green zebra gazpacho alongside an all star line up of SF street food vendors at Precita Park from 6:35 pm till 8ish tinight, Tuesday.