Some of you know that the only thing I’m cocky about is my guacamole. I have won more than my fair share of guacamole showdowns, and last summer, after years of secrecy and paranoia, I released the recipe to Guacamole Gregorio to the world.
Then, at the end of the 2008 gaucamole season, I announced that I was considering retirement, Brett Favre style (meaning, I would tease the public throughout the off-season as to whether I truly would retire).
I was on the fence until this past weekend, when I whipped up perhaps my best batch ever. It all worked — the organic red onion, the ripe avacados, the cilantro, the touch of cumin — and I was able to create joy in my small corner of the universe.
So today, I am announcing that I am returning for one more season. One more season for this crafty old bird. One more season of wholesome ingredients, Latin jazz and ice-cold Tecate. One more season of making my friends and family smile. One more season of working very carefully with my hair-trigger ingredients.
‘Nuff said. … Let the 2009 guacamole season begin.