Learn How to Make Authentic Mexican Food at Home!
Cooking authentic Mexican food doesn’t have to be intimidating if you learn the basics from a Mexican-American food blogger. Tune in to this episode so you can start with the right Mexican food staples and be on your way to enjoying authentic Mexican cuisine at home!
In our latest podcast episode, I got to chat with Yvette Marquez all about Mexican food. As a second generation Mexican-American, she has been sharing cherished family Mexican recipes since 2010 on her food blog Muy Bueno Cooking, which has been turned into its own cookbook.
I love Mexican food but like all ethnic cuisines, it can feel a bit intimidating when you’re getting started. There are ingredients you’ve never heard of, a new set of pantry Mexican food staples to get to know, and new techniques that might not feel familiar.
So in this episode, I asked Yvette to break it all down for us and make authentic Mexican food totally approachable and accessible. You’ll learn all about:
- Mexican peppers — the difference between dried and fresh, plus which ones you need for simple sauces
- Mexican sauces — basic master sauces that will help you create a wide variety of Mexican dishes
- Plus other Mexican staples like spices, beans, tortillas, and cuts of meat.
Even though there is a huge catalog of Mexican dishes in the Cook Smarts Archives, I still learned so many new tips and cannot wait till this quarantine is over so that I can head to my local Mexican grocery store for a leisurely stroll. I definitely will be taking Yvette’s tips about freezing some red sauce and roasted peppers. If you love Mexican food and want to start making it at home in an authentic way, this episode is for you!
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