Head to your kitchen and end up in Mexico, thanks to Mely Martínez, longtime blogger and author of the recent cookbook The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico. Get to know Mely in the excerpt below—delicious recipes included.
My mom used to say that I was born with one foot already in the street. She was referring to my penchant for getting out of the house to go visit my friends, aunts, and neighbors around town. For some reason, since a very young age, I liked to go out and visit other people’s houses, hoping that they would invite me in to eat some of their food. My mother completely disapproved of this, as she was afraid that people would begin to think that we didn’t have any food at home!