Posts Tagged: chris mejia

Baja Fish Tacos

Born in Ensenada of Debated Origins By Chris Mejia Arguably the only of Mexico’s tacos whose origin can be legitimately claimed by the northern coastal state of Baja California, the exact genesis of the iconic battered-and-fried fish taco is something of local lore, and often fiercely debated by food historians and locals alike. While most… Read more »

Tacos Al Pastor

Mexico’s Most Popular Street Tacos Borrow from Lebanese Heritage Cuisine By Chris Mejia Thin layers of marinated pork stacked high onto a vertical rotisserie spit and slow roasted until the outer layers become caramelized, then carved right from the turning spit into warm corn tortillas, create tacos al pastor, Mexico’s most ubiquitous street tacos. Despite… Read more »

Carnitas: A Mexican Heritage Dish for Festive Occasions

The History of Carnitas & A Guide for Ordering By Chris Mejia With a history that harkens back before the founding of Mexico, carnitas (which literally means “little meats”) is one of Mexico’s most celebrated gastronomic traditions. Carnitas is a dish prepared by slow braising various cuts of the pork in its own lard, a… Read more »