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local source for huitlacoche?

macaraca Aug 11, 2012 11:48 PM

Was listening to HPR and heard a feature on the Latin Nights pop up. There was a mention that the chefs had a local farmer as a source for the huitlacoche. Have tried following up with HPR but no response yet. Does anyone on the list know who/where the local source might be?

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  1. KaimukiMan RE: macaraca Aug 15, 2012 07:34 AM

    I'd check with Mercado de la Raza on Beretania.

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      Joebob RE: KaimukiMan Aug 15, 2012 12:23 PM


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        macaraca RE: KaimukiMan Aug 16, 2012 02:27 PM

        Checked with MDLR and they do carry it, but only the canned version. She said, "If I knew where to get local I would carry it." Have never tried the canned version, and probably won't bother, knowing someone on O'ahu has fresh.

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          manomin RE: macaraca Aug 16, 2012 02:41 PM

          Why don't you just ask the people who did the pop-up?

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            Veggo RE: manomin Aug 16, 2012 02:56 PM

            In any case, huitlacoche is only fresh a few weeks per year. There is more to it than meets the eye.

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              manomin RE: Veggo Aug 16, 2012 10:51 PM

              Bingo! You are right. So one is lucky to procure it and should be grateful for the moment.

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              macaraca RE: manomin Aug 16, 2012 11:38 PM

              Thanks, Manomin, for a timely suggestion. That would be much easier if their voice mail box wasn't full.

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                manomin RE: macaraca Aug 17, 2012 12:03 PM

                Go visit their truck then!

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