Mexican Cooking And Cooking Equipment

Tacos. Nachos. Taquitos. Burritos. Do the words mentioned above ring a bell?

Well, if you are one of the millions of people around the world who love Mexican cooking, then the names (and tastes) of the dishes mentioned above are surely familiar to you and are enough to bring hunger pangs.

Many restaurants all over the country would offer Mexican food; however, we all know that eating out always is not that practical. So, what do you do if you love eating Mexican food, but do not have enough budget to eat out often?

The answer is start cooking your own Mexican meals.

Getting Started

If you are just starting your venture into Mexican cookery, it is quite interesting to take note that Mexican food has always been evolving. From the first staples which were beans and corn, new spices and ingredients have continuously been added for over 600 years now - making the Mexican food we know today a gastronomical treat.

It is also important to know that authentic-tasting Mexican cooking is within your reach. The Internet offers thousands of recipes and cooking techniques that any novice cook can follow. Similarly, groceries and supermarkets have most of the ingredients you will need to start concocting mouth-watering meals today, like onions, Mexican chocolates, chorizo, and tortilla among others.

But do you know what can further bring out the rich flavor of Mexican dishes?

The answer lies on the cooking equipment.

Cooking Equipment Showcase

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the kind of equipment and utensils you can use to come up with that interesting meal centerpiece today.

Metate y Mano (Rock Hand Grinder)

A metate y mano is a large stone or rock grinder made of lava. It is often the size of a huge rectangular serving dish. It has a large bowl-shaped stone surface that allows a large stone cylinder to be rolled on it, mixing or grinding the items positioned on the surface.

Tortillero (Tortilla Press)

The original tortillero is made of wood; however, it may also be created out of iron. A tortillero has two large wood blocks or large round plates wherein a ball of masa or cooked ground corn is placed and pressed to form a tortilla.

There you have it. You no longer have to eat out all the time to enjoy the Mexican cuisine you have always loved. These cooking equipment together with the right recipe and ingredients are sure to help you to come up with a great-tasting Mexican food in no time at all.

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