Time to Dance…Salsa!!

“Is not the taco, is the salsa the tasty part.” Since I started this blog, I become “the taco connoisseur” at my office, thanks to my friend Richard Field, funny eh! Well, I’m not an expert cooking tacos, but something that I enjoy about tacos is they are fun to put together, and I have…

Taco Types

There are many traditional varieties of tacos, some of which include: Tacos al Pastor. Tacos Al pastor/ De Adobada (Shepherd Style), these are the most popular tacos In Mexico, steak pork seasoned with adobo and marinated for 24 hrs, then skewered and overlapped on one another on a vertical rotisserie cooked and flame-broiled as it…

The National Taco Day.

If there is a Valentine day, why not a taco day?  Yes! Let’s share the love! Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back or if you prefer, could, at 775-million pounds, equal the weight of two Empire State Buildings. The…

How to Make Homemade Tortillas

Imagine a taco, and what would you like it to taste? from a crispy beer battered tilapia fish with some finely shredded raw red cabbage on top, dressed with a vinaigrette or a flavourful juicy steak with chopped cilantro and golden sautéed fresh onions and avocado salsa on top.  Wait!, squeeze a lime. Yum!  Would…

Soft or Hard…Size Matter. Taco or Burrito?

Either soft or hard shell tacos; size matters, because tacos are tasty and adorable. If you are looking for a big and soft version flour tortilla is your best friend, this type of tortilla will upgrade the flavour of many delicious fillings to use, establishing a cute burrito (the cousin of the tacos). A burrito…

Las Tortillas in Toronto (tor-tee-yahs)

Like the slices of bread that form a sandwich, the quality of the tortilla makes the taco. The toasted, sweet corn character of a fresh round of masa needs only a sprinkle of salt to be savoured, though a pinch of grilled meat or a dab of fresh salsa to maximize it flavour. To build…

The Cornerstone in this Community: The Tortilleria.

Let’s start first with the foundation of the whole delight: The Tortilla. The tortillerias in Mexico are the cornerstone of the community, in almost every corner you will find this pillars making tortillas, grinding the fresh corn, mixing it with flour, salt, stirring in water and oil creating a dough (masa), portioned and baking it…

Yes, There is a History and it’s not Taco Bell.

Either in taquerias, cantinas, high-end restaurants, pubs, food trucks, tacos are very popular and trendy in the food scene, but what is the origin of this tiny tortilla full of flavourful stuff? According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a…

The Big Question.

Every time I meet someone at work, in an event, workshop, restaurant, friend’s dinner reunion or simple networking event, one of the first questions people ask me is, what’s your background?  (here I’m getting ready in my mind for the recipe) after saying, I am Mexican, I hear immediately with and excited tone of voice:…