Posts About Historic Recipes

“Corn smut” or huitlacoche.

By Lester Velazquez-Po, Casa Navarro Customer Service Representative

You may have heard about “corn smut”—a parasitic fungus that attacks corn—impeding the normal growth of the plant and its produce. Predictably, many corn growers worldwide destroy the crops affected by it.

However, this seemingly destructive fungus is actually fit for human consumption. In Mexico, it is known...

THC's Historic Sites, Casa Navarro State Historic Site | historic recipes

By Georgia Davis, Casa Navarro Site Manager

Casa Navarro State Historic Site recently hosted Salsa Navarro: Historic Cookbook Recipes in the Modern Kitchen. This event was the site staff’s first effort at engaging the public in historic Tejano gardening and foodways. The goal of the interpretive program was to expose attendees to primary resources in the community and have them...

THC's Historic Sites, Casa Navarro State Historic Site | historic recipes