Tabasco is particularly rich in recipes for tamales with unique ingredients and techniques. Chanchamitos, round shaped and seasoned with annatto, are an example … Click on image for more
Nowadays, annatto is still used as a dye in many cosmetics, but especially as a natural food colorant. In Tabasco, annatto/achiote is also used as a condiment in many dishes, also providing an attractive orangey tint … Click on image for more
Tabasco has been identified as the cradle of the Olmec civilization, the most ancient in the Americas; important edibles are native to the region, such as: cacao, sweet potatoes, and achiote, as well as several species of peppers, both spicy and sweet … Click on image for more
By cooking the meat first, the rendered lard will take care of the crisping and browning later, resulting in Carnitas with a tender texture, crispy exterior, and maybe with even less fat than at the beginning of the cooking procedure … Click on image for more
What could have been on the menu of the Spaniards’ victory feast after the fall of Tenochtitlan? Click on image for more ...