Sumer is almost here and Mexico is right next to us! What better thing to do this summer than traveling to one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with food so delicious that it has been a cultural heritage for humanity by UNESCO, and with any good and special thing, it comes with it's own way of doing and naming things.
Here is a short list of terms that you must know before taking this trip, enjoy!
Al carbón - marinated meat
Al Horno - Oven baked
Al Pastor - marinated pork
Antojito - Appetizer
Birria - Spicy Mexican meat stew, usually with goat, lamb or mutton
Bistec - beefsteak
Buche - pork stomach cooked in lard
Carnitas - Shredded, fried pork, often salty
Chicharrones - Deep fried pork rinds
Chilaquiles - Fried tortillas, topped with salsa or mole and cheese. typically a breakfast item
Chimichanga-Deep fried meat burrito
Chipotle - Ripe jalepeno, smoked and dried. Can be canned in Adobo sauce.
Choriqueso - Chorizo with cheese
Curtido - pickled vegetables, typically cabbage, carrots. similar to cole slaw
Entomatada - tortilla in tomato sauce with onions, chiles and filling
Horchata - Rice beverage
Nopales - Cactus
Pozole - soup or stew with hominy, pork, chile, vegetables
Pupusa - round, thin bread stuffed with various
Rajas con crema - poblanos with creme, common party food