Corn Tortillas Hunter Lewis
Homemade tortillas are easy to make and good enough to eat on their own.
6 steps to chef Stephan Pyles’s elegant tamale tart.
Soaking chiles is quick and easy and makes a delicious base for sauces.
Some of the Mexican ingredients mentioned in our recipes may be unfamiliar. They’re well worth looking for; ask for them at a Mexican or Hispanic grocery store.
Fresh nopales, or prickly pear cactus paddles, can be found in Mexican markets and some produce departments, occasionally already trimmed.
Dried chiles are essential to the border food of El Paso and Juárez and to many other cuisines, Mexican and otherwise. They're easy to use, but you have to treat them with respect.
Bouquet garni graces the preparation of many a French dish, but Mexican cooks savor hierbas de olor.