Mexican cuisine is the hottest thing around. Pardon the pun. When I was a child I didn’t know anything about Mexican cuisine. When I was in my 20s, a few Mexican chain restaurants opened in my area. I tasted my first taco on my honeymoon in San Diego in 1972. Now, I make a food with a Mexican influence at least once a week.
While my parents wintered in Texas I would visit them and we would always take a trip into Mexico. We would go either to Reynosa or Progresso. There was a restaurant in each town that my parents had visited and knew that the food was good. So we would always go to those. Before we would visit the restaurant we would walk past a shop making tortillas. I enjoyed watching them take the dough and flatten it on the big press. They knew just how much dough to use so they would all pretty much be the same size. One time visiting my parents, we took a tour bus trip to Monterrey, Mexico. We had a great time with wonderful food.