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November 2014 Feature Menu

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Chef Bruce personally enjoys surprising his guests. Whether its beet-flavored ice cream or his tok-sel lima beans that catch you off guard, Bruce wants you to try (and like!) the unexpected. This month’s featured vegetable is the Brussel sprout, another veggie that will shock you with its flavor and versatility. This is really what seasonal […]

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Courier-Journal | Cook’s Corner featuring Chef Bruce

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Cook's Corner | Chef Bruce Ucan

Courier-Journal October 28, 2014 “Cook’s Corner” by Nancy Miller INTENSE FLAVORS The movie “Food, Inc.,” about corporate farming, had a profound influence on Bruce Ucan, chef and partner at Mayan Cafe. The movie was in stark contrast to the foods and cooking of his native Yucatan Peninsula, and particularly, how his mother cooked at home. “Everything […]

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Fall Recipes | Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin Soup

We have been featuring this delicious pumpkin soup this October as a tribute to the pumpkin – not only a fabulous fall ingredient, but more importantly, a staple in Mayan cooking. Try this rich pumpkin soup at home and fill your house with the warm smells of autumn. INGREDIENTS 1 small pumpkin 2 roasted poblano peppers […]

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Autumn Juice Recipe

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Bruce's Autumn Juice

Edible Louisville recently asked us to share one of our fall secrets with them – juices made with farmer’s market fresh vegetables with a little extra kick. We had loads of ideas for them! The following article and recipe are just one of Bruce’s many seasonal juice combos. Enjoy! EDIBLE LOUISVILLE Seasonal Sip October/November 2014 […]

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October Feature Menu

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Pumpkin Soup

Our specials this month all incorporate pumpkin. This vegetable is very common in Mayan cooking. Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil add great flavor to many of our dishes. While it is seasonally appropriate to feature specials with pumpkin in the fall, know that we are celebrating the pumpkin all year long at the Mayan […]

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Vegetarian Wine Dinner | October 20, 2014

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Brian Talley, Talley Vineyards

Join us on Monday, October 20 for a very special evening. Brian Talley, of Talley Vineyards, will be presenting his wines and organically-grown produce at the Mayan Cafe!  We are putting together a seriously flavorful three-course menu with Brian’s seasonal vegetables. The produce will be shipped in from Brian’s farm that week of the dinner, so […]

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September Features: Corn

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Cochinita Pibil with roasted corn

Our specials this month all incorporate corn. This vegetable is at the very foundation of Mayan cooking and culture. Ancient Mayan myths depict humans being born from the corn plant. It can be cooked so many ways – dried, ground and made in tortillas, roasted, boiled, you name it! It’s only fitting that we dedicate an entire month […]

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August Feature Menu: Watermelon

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Watermelon Salad

Our specials this month all incorporate watermelon. There is really nothing more refreshing than a juicy slice of watermelon in the middle of a hot summer, so we have found several fun ways of incorporating it into our specials this month. Enjoy! FEATURED COCKTAIL Watermelon King   $12 fresh watermelon juice | Copper & Kings colombard brandy | […]

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Mole with Dana McMahan

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Dana McMahan makes mole with Chef Bruce

Dana McMahan, a well-known food writer in Louisville, KY, recently traveled to Mexico. Before this trip, she had long hated peppers, thinking that bell peppers represented all peppers. Her mind was opened and her taste buds were pleased to learn that chilies are amazingly complex and really spice up a dish, literally. Returning from the trip, she […]

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July Features: cucumbers!

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July Features cucumbers!

For the month of July, we have chosen the cucumber as our featured vegetable. Not only are they a refreshing addition to nearly any type of dish – sweet or savory – they are incredibly good for you. They contain Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, […]

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