Mexican Grilled Corn, Hold the Mayo

Mexican food is undeniably popular in the United States, yet this popularity irks me on occasion, brings a twitch to my eye and makes me wish it was perhaps just a little less popular. Why? Because unfortunately it is often the simplest of foods which are the most popular. Street tacos no bigger than two…

Anatomy of a Sonoran Dog: Hermosillo

I begrudgingly gave up on referring to these loaded hot dogs as ‘Hermosillo Dogs,’ as their legitimate name should be, hailing from the same hot desert city I come from, Hermosillo, capital of the northern Mexican state of Sonora, although my stubbornness was this time for good reason. There’s approximately five city based styles of hot dogs…

Reading Material: Eat Mexico by Lesley Téllez

Recently I was asked for advice on what I thought the best Mexican cookbooks were. I was a bit stumped when it came to giving an answer. The first thing I will tell anyone about Mexican food is that is a highly regional cuisine, which creates a problem for books aiming to cover the entirety of…