Happy New Year!

Despite our best intentions, it happens: a night of holiday cheer (and a bit too much tequila) followed by a morning of pounding headaches, nausea, and regret. But what’s done is done and all that really matters is what will make it better, and quick.

When I’m feeling queasy, I find comfort in menudo. Menudo is a wonderfully aromatic soup made of tripe, hominy, and red chile sauce. This trio is stewed for hours with garlic and other spices. The best authentic menudo recipes have been handed down for generations — from grandmother to mother to daughter.

How about you? In the aftermath of one too many cocktails, what are your favorite foods for a hangover?

Our grandmother’s menudo recipe will be printed with the release of Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Photography by Jeanine Thurston

Pssst…don’t forget to order the 2011 Muy Bueno Calendar here.