The El Charro Café in Tucson, Arizona claims the prestige of inventing the chimichanga. Supposedly, a worker dropped a king sized burrito into a deep fryer and accidentally began to let a Mexican curse word slip out but caught herself as there were children present. She changed what she had started to say mid word, and the resulting word was “chimichanga.”
Why Does Guacamole Turn Brown?
Like apples, avocados have an enzyme that reacts with oxygen in a process called oxidation. Luckily that means the part of the avocado directly below the surface is protected from oxidation. That’s why if you’re storing your guacamole in the fridge, you can usually scrape off the brown layer on top and keep eating. [Read more…]
February 14th is celebrated in Mexico as El Dia del Amor y la Amistad, or “The Day of Love and Friendship”. The holiday has been embraced by Mexicans and enriched with their unique traditions and expressions of love. In Mexico, Valentine’s Day is not just a holiday for couples to celebrate their love, but also a day to show your love and appreciation for friends and important people in your life. Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can be celebrated by everyone in Mexico, not just couples. There are some beautiful traditions that happen on this day in Mexico that everyone should considered embracing.
If mashing up a batch of guacamole is one of your favorite pastimes, this list was created for you… yes, you. [Read more…]
Find four new favorite recipes for standout Mexican dips in this tasty breakdown.
Consider this: Vanilla ice cream bathed in a crispy coating topped with decadent sauce and whipped cream. Learn how to make your own deep fried ice cream at home!
Just like croissants, empanadas are a very versatile dish that can be filled with practically anything! [Read more…]
They say variety is the spice of life, which is why you probably don’t order the same thing from the same restaurant again and again. It is also why you try new products, buy new ingredients, and use new recipes. Why should it be any different with your Thanksgiving meal? It’s time to take a step away from the traditional and make some new memories with some new twists on old favorites. Below you will find some great recipes around which to build a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving dinner, one with both a little bit of heat and a lot of heart.
The Day of the Dead is right around the corner. This Mexican celebration takes place November 1st through the 2nd. During the Day of the Dead festivals in Mexico, families celebrate and welcome the deceased into their homes. They decorate alters and grave sites with food, flowers, alcohol, trinkets, and sugar skulls. These gifts are presented to the dead, because families believe that happy spirits will watch over them and bring them good fortune in the coming year. [Read more…]