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Mexican empanadas: Portable pockets of flavor

Mexican empanadas de picadillo, or seasoned
It would be difficult to think of a food more versatile than the empanada except, of course, the taco. Both consist of a dough-based wrapper around a filling, and both can hold a huge variety of ingredients within. But while the taco has its roots in the indigenous Mexican culinary tradition, the empanada was an import from both Spain and, in the form of Hidalgo's pastes, from Cornwall... Karen Hursh Graber

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