Tamal Me All About It

Tamales. Whether they’re part of the celebratory King’s Day dinner, street cart food, or just a meal on any regular day, Tamales are something special in Mexico. From the Nahuatl word tamalli, a tamal is corn masa with filling inside, wrapped in it’s own pocket of banana leaf, or corn husk, then steamed until the soft masaContinue reading “Tamal Me All About It”

Achiote – Red Spice Goodness

Considered native to Mexico, Belize and areas of South America, the Bixa Orellana shrub’s distinctive red seeds are used to produce the spice, Achiote – named from the Aztec Nahuatl language, also commonly known as Annatto, as well as Roucou in other areas of the Caribbean. After the seeds have been dried and ground, theyContinue reading “Achiote – Red Spice Goodness”

What is “Real” Mexican Food?

After watching a “Tasty” video on Facebook and reading some of the thousand or so comments, the majority of which slammed Tasty, insisting that the recipes were not “Mexican,” it seemed natural to ask, “What is real Mexican Food?” It’s a somewhat ambiguous answer, depending on how you look at it – so lets startContinue reading “What is “Real” Mexican Food?”