Another thing to photograph when you only have a wide angle lens is restaurant food. This is a molcajete that my friend and I had for dinner a couple of nights ago. A molcajete is the name of a heavy thick bowl made from volcanic stone that can be heated to high temperatures and stays hot for a very long time due to its high thermal mass. It is not unusual for a dish to still be bubbling a half-hour after serving. A traditional Mexican receipe that is served in a molcajete is a mixture of grilled chicken, beef and shrimp with green and red peppers, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms in a savoury broth with melted queso fresco (Mexican cheese). It is served with fresh soft tortillas (left of photo) that you wrap the food in, plus a hot salsa on the side (top of photo). Delicious!
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