Friday, October 26, 2007

Tortilla pie

Wednesday I stumbled across a foodie's delight quite by accident. At lunchtime, I headed over to Raleigh for a meeting at the Capital Center building on Jones Franklin Road. When I walked in the door of the office, I could smell something delicious so I made a note to stop by the little cafe on my way out.

Much to my delight, I discovered the Comfort Cuisine Cafe run by Maggie Radzwiller. Those of you who've been around Durham for a while might remember her as the manager of Nana's and one of the original partners of Pop's. Now she focuses on her catering business and this small restaurant in Raleigh.

The dish that I smelled cooking was her tortilla pie. It is a regular feature on her cafe menu and she'd made it as the daily special because the N&O had featured her recipe for it in the paper that same day. I ordered a serving and took it back to work for my lunch. It was perfect comfort food as the newspaper suggests.

I asked Maggie if the recipe in the paper was actually the one she made or if she had some secrets in her own batch. She said the only secret was the quality of the tortillas, and she graciously offered to sell me or anyone else the tortillas she uses at cost. I thought that was very generous of her. A cafe that is an abundance of food and an abundance of heart! I like that.

2 comments:

Joe said...

Maggie is great. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to get over to her place in Raleigh.

Carrie M said...

That sounds really good. A somewhat related recipe that I enjoyed: Tamale skillet from America's test kitchen (you have to register for the site to see the recipe, but it's free).