What’s Cooking?: 2020-Apr-18-2

What’s cooking?

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo put passion into everything, including the preparation of meals.

Explore Art Cooking: Frida Kahlo by PBS Digital Studios

Frida Kahlo’s Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers.

Adapted from the book, “Frida’s Fiestas” by Guadalupe Rivera Marín and Marie-Pierre Colleby

4 ripe but firm avocados, peeled
½ medium onion, chopped
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
¼ cup chopped cilantro
4 chipotle chiles in marinade, chopped
Salt to taste

Soak the chiles in hot water for 10 minutes, combine all the ingredients and mix well.

Artists and Their Pets: 2020-Apr-6

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived a turbulent life, underscored by depression, chronic pain from a horrible accident that left her unable to bear children, and a destructive relationship with fellow artist Diego Rivera. To cope, she channeled her passion into painting and mothering her numerous pets.

Frida’s menagerie included an Amazon parrot named Bonito, a fawn called Granizo, an eagle named Gertrudis Caca Blanca, various parakeets, macaws, a spider monkey, and Mexican hairless dogs. Of her 143 paintings, 55 of them are self-portraits featuring her beloved animals.