Picante’s Authentaco – Press and Reviews
On the vegetarian side, the huitlacoche quesadilla ($4.50) was a rich mouth-watering bomb oozing with gooey chihuahua cheese. Huitlacoche is sometimes disparagingly referred to as corn smut. This is not a new form of Internet porn, but rather a grayish fungus that grows on corn crops in very moist conditions. Foodies in the know call it the Mexican black truffle, which is also a little bit of a misnomer, as it has very little of the funkiness of a French or Italian truffle. It’s more like the very rich essence of a great mushroom crossed with the flavor of a fermented black bean.
Michael Nagrant, Red Eye, Chicago