Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Primavera Menu at Baru, New Orleans Monday April 30

Soul Cocina returns to New Orleans for one night to cook a very special Mexican Menu. 

We will serve some of our famous vegan dishes as well as dishes for all you meatheads with slow cooked Rabbit confit (scented with orange, cinnamon and ancho chiles), homemade green chorizo (pork belly and pork shoulder sausage spiked with fresh green chillies, clove and cilantro)

We will be serving this feast at the beautiful Uptown neighborhood Latin hotspot Baru Bistro and Tapas on Magazine Street.

As always, everything will be prepared fresh and by hand by chef Roger Feely.

Smoked Green Garbanzos ~ 5 VEGAN

Soul Cocina Pickled Veggies ~ 5 VEGAN

Sour Flour Mollete • Soul Cocina Chorizo Verde • Queso Fresco ~13
Sour Flour Mollete de Rajas • Salsa de Tomatillo ~9 VEGETARIAN

Rabbit Confit Chilaquiles ~14
Soul Cocina Chile De Arbol Totopos w/ Grilled Veggies ~10 VEGAN

Panucho de Pollo Pibil ~12
Cumin Scented Purple Potato Panucho • Pickled Onion • Achiote ~10 VEGAN

We recommend 2 – 3 dishes per person.

A Celebration of Mexico via Handmade Regional Cuisine using the bounty of the Bayou's Springtime ingredients by Soul Cocina 

3700 Magazine st.New Orleans, LA 70115

Monday April 30 7pm - 9:30pm

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Soul Cinema

What: Screening of Miss Bala and a few short films with food by Soul Cocina

When: May 19 • Sundown - 10pm
Admission: $3 or donation of edible plant to plant in the Soul Garden
Where: Clandestine Outdoor Location in Pilsen, Chicago
(attendees will be emailed the location a week prior to the event when they rsvp on eventbrite)

Halibut Ceviche • Plantain Chips ~$6
Bowl of Posole • Fresh Hot Tortilla Chips ~$7
Grilled Veggie Nachos • Soul Cocina Salsa ~$6
Carnitas Nachos • Soul Cocina Salsa ~$7
Add Guacamole ~$3
Paletas ~$3
Paleta Flavors - (Chile Mango • Pista Kulfi • Strawberry Basil • Tamarind Ginger)
Margaritas y chelas ~$3 - $8

Limited Space Available - RSVP today

Sunday, April 08, 2012


Here are a couple of tunes I was turned onto this weekend in Lubbock, Texas

Tune: Aa Ante Amalapuram music by Devi Sri Prasad from the Telugu film Aarya

And another fun Telugu song from Devi Sri Prasad

Tune: Nuvvu Ready Nenu Ready from the film King

Here's a little mix I made in the airport on my laptop on my way home from Texas.

Willi Willi Dance - Pati feat Didi, Rico & Rynz
Shyo - Bigiano
Chipolopolo - Poli
Fula Torin - Subsuelo
Lapaz Toyota - Guru
Sorkode -Keche
Vitumbuwa - 2wo -1ne

Vitumbuwas are sweet fritters sold on the streets of Zambia!

To make these tasty treats at home, simply mix together some flour with a pinch of salt and baking powder and sweeten to taste with a little sugar. Whisk in cold water until you get a thick pancake batter and then deep fry till golden. This is a standard Zambian snack and a crowd pleaser. Who dosn't like fried sweet dough?

But the Zanzibar version is what I really love. Made with rice flour instead of wheat flour and leavened with yeast instead of baking powder, the real beauty of the Zanzibar Vitumbuwa comes from the delicate infusion of cardamom and black pepper and the use of coconut milk in place of water.

Once I perfect the Soul Cocina sourdough Zanzibar Vitumbuwas, I will share the recipe.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Zyriabs Kitchen April 18

Who is Ziryab?

Soul Cocina will cook a menu inspired by the life and times of Ziryab. Ziryab brought many ingredients, cooking techniques, dining methods and culinary philosophies from Baghdad to Al-Andalus via North Africa in the ninth century. Many of these new styles of cooking and eating have contributed to the foundation of modern Spanish, North African and MIddle Eastern cuisines.

A family style feast at DODO created by Soul Cocina and inspired by the kitchen of Ziryab.

Wednesday April 18
DODO 954 W Fulton St
food served continuously from 6pm-9pm


Lamb Kibbeh

Fava – Chickpea Fritters

Muhammara (Syrian Pepper, Walnut,

Pomegranate Spread)

Kashkeh Bademjoon (Persian Eggplant Dip)

Ajo Blanco


Cucumber Salad

Bastilla (Squash or Squab)

Freekeh Tabbouleh

Grilled Spring Vegetables

Fesenjan (Chicken or root vegetable)

Dates filled with Pistachio

Zalabias con Chocolate

Tickets Available via Eventbrite