Tag Archives: Chef Bruce Ucan

White Bean Chile Recipe

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White Bean Chile

Our specials this month all incorporate beans, and one of the highlights is Bruce’s White Bean Chile. We wanted to share the recipe with you knowing that you may want to eat this delicious soup everyday of the week. It takes a couple hours of cooking time, but is totally worth the wait. Enjoy!   […]

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Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE featuring Chef Bruce

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Chef Bruce doing a cooking demo

We are thrilled to announce that Chef Bruce will be featured on Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE! on Saturday March 7. He will be preparing one of our most traditional fish entrees – the tikin-xic – as well as our famous lima beans! You can purchase tickets from Mint Julep Tours to be a part […]

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February Feature Menu | Beans

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White Bean Chile

This month, we are featuring various types of beans in our specials. Lima beans, white beans, black beans – beans are a staple of the cuisine of the Yucatan. There are many varieties and also, many ways to cook them. In the middle of winter, we know that comfort food is what you crave, so warm up […]

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Rabbit Story | Insider Louisville

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Rabbit: Is it destined to be Louisville’s ‘new white meat’? by Kevin Gibson Insider Louisville January 20, 2015 Kevin Gibson from Insider Louisville has really done his rabbit research. Quoting sources that promise rabbit is the new white meat, he purports that things could be changing on the meat scene in Louisville. Gibson talks with […]

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December Feature Menu | Sweet Potatoes

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December 2014 Feature Menu : Sweet Potatoes

This month, we are featuring sweet potatoes in all of our specials. These root vegetables are plentiful even in the cold months and are versatile in that you can cook them many different ways (as we are proving with this menu!) In the Yucatan, making sweet potato candy is a holiday tradition, so we thought […]

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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 Brussels 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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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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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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