Mexican Food: ¿Que Es?
Questions about Mexican food essentials, answered
What do you mean there’s smut in my quesadilla?
Huitlacoche, or corn smut, is a harmless (to us) plant fungus that has a robust, nutty taste. Nicknamed the “Mexican truffle,” it’s considered a delicacy and shows up in all sorts of dishes.
Are flour tortillas only for Tex-Mex?
Are you using them to wrap up your sizzling fajitas at Chili’s? Then yes. But while the rustic corn version is traditional for most tacos, areas of northern Mexico favor tortillas derived from wheat flour.