October 5, 2018
Had to repost from thread with Anthony Parra, jr. high student of mine back in 1978.
Thank you Anthony, I am a small town girl at heart raised on sopa de fideo, beans, papas fritas y hamburger meat dishes. But, these humble dishes were cooked with so much sabor, Amor y Cariño. The potatoes were crisped and seasoned just right, Mi Mama then would make the most beautiful delicious homemade flour tortillas, you hated to eat them. Later on, when I was exposed to the world of fancier gourmet food, I alway used the humble foods of Mi Familia as a measure. I could eat a filet mignon and not be satisfied and crave Mi Mama’s beans with chile de molcajete and homemade flour tortillas. Mi Mama was the type of woman that didn’t just slop food on a plate; she was not only concerned about the flavor of food, but placement on the plate based on color, texture and temperature. She was very conscientious and wanted to please. There are so many factors to consider in cooking con 💗.