For previous generations of Mexican women, cooking was more than a duty: it was an art. Preparing a daughter for marriage was a mother’s life-long goal. For many young girls, the kitchen became the classroom where they, like their mothers, would master the art of cooking. For many traditional parents, being a good cook meant being a “good” wife. As a result, food is a central component of Mexican tradition.
Since recipes were passed down intra-culturally from generation to generation, it is not uncommon to recognize the familiar pleasure of our mother’s food when one tastes the cuisine of the Purepechas from Tierra Caliente or the world-renowned Carnitas from Quiroga, Michoacán.Like our culture and traditions, Mexican families take great pride in their gastronomic flavors and aesthetics. It is not enough to make tortillas; they ought to be perfectly round with a golden hue. The goal goes beyond cooking tasty dishes. They craft the food into colorful and flavorful aesthetically pleasing dishes that stimulate everyone’s appetite.
Hence, we feel honored and privileged to be the recipients of such tradition and culture. Our food is not just “Mexican food”. Our food is tradition, roots, culture fused in a single word. We are proud to say that we preserve the recipes that my mother learned from her mother and my grandmother from hers, and our commitment to them is to share it with you. Gracias Abuela Eliza y Mamá Chela por compartir con nosotros sus tradiciones, su cultura y su cocina.