Mexican Food by Chantal Sanchez
Growing up in Southern California, with Mexican culture always around me, I took being Mexican-American for granted. That sounds like a funny statement but it makes sense when you’re constantly surrounded by the culture and people you identify with. It wasn’t until I moved to the East Coast when I was stunned by the lack of a palpable, Mexican presence. This new environment made me take another look at my own identity as a Mexican-American.I felt a need to deepen the connection I could not readily feel in this new place, Boston, Massachusetts. While I hated cooking growing up, I soon realized that my family forced me to learn how to cook as a way of passing on my Mexican heritage. I began to cook a lot more and recall from memory, the great Mexican foods I had loved growing up. Many of these foods were passed down to me by many hours in the kitchen, no measurements– just a feeling.
As I ignited a love of cooking through this connection to my culture, I decided to create standardized recipes for some of the foods my family taught me through watching and experiencing them over the years. Today I share with you one of my favorites– homemade flour tortillas.
To get Chantal’s family recipe for tortillas, click here >>>