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Mexican BBQ

Most sources list the origin of the word “barbecue” to the Spanish barbacoa, which originally meant meat grilled over a framework of green branches.  Later, in Mexico, that word came to mean pit barbecue–with the pit being in the ground rather than in a metal smoker of today.  In central Mexico, large outdoor restaurants cook …

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How About a Summer Tostada?

We all like to lighten up our food during the summer, so here’s an idea: tostadas. A tostada is simply a tortilla, usually corn, that is fried crisply and sometimes made into boat shapes during the process. Various toppings are piled on top and it is served either hot or at room temperature. Given such …