Biggest food indulgence:
Tortilla chips. They are so addicting and as the saying goes, I can’t have just one.
I was going to say avocado, but avocados are actually a fruit. So I’ll have to say corn. I love summer and grilled corn on the cob.
Best food memory:
Everyday afterschool I’d run to grandma’s house and watch her make homemade flour tortillas. Sometimes she would give me a small ball of dough and I’d roll out my own tortilla. Mine was always shaped like an oval; never perfectly round like grandma’s. My favorite way to eat a fresh warm tortilla is with a dollop of salsa casera, lightly salted, and rolled into one perfect spicy burrito.
Ideal breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Breakfast: Chilaquiles Rojos
Lunch: A simple quesadilla made with Oaxaca or Asadero cheese and corn tortillas
Dinner: Enchiladas Verdes
Favorite Latin cocktail:
I’m a sucker for a perfectly muddled mojito.
Favorite kitchen gadget:
Cast iron lime squeezer.
Perfect song to cook to:
I usually listen to 80’s or Latin pop, but if my kids are cooking with me then we are cooking and dancing to Top 40 music.
Most adventurous food you eat:
I live in Colorado and game meat is quite popular here. I would say yak is the "strangest". It’s exotic, delicious, and lighter tasting than beef.
Korean BBQ and fresh Mexican flavors.
Tip for at-home cooks:
Take the time to actually read recipes through before you begin.