Fresh Chorizo

In this year's SAVEUR 100, we take stock of our favorite things: recipes, people, places. We consider every last one a new classic.

Mexican-style chorizo, a garlicky, fresh pork sausage laced with hot chile peppers, vinegar, paprika, and cilantro, is a glory to cook with, crumbled in everything from fried potatoes to tacos. Unlike the cured versions you find in Spain and South America, it's easy to make at home, and adds a smoky intensity to all kinds of dishes.