Cultures

Mexico

The History of Mexican Hot Chocolate

The Molinillo is a piece of wood that has been turned, carved and decorated with burn marks (pyro gravure). The Molinillo has a certain flair, used for centuries to whip up foam on hot-chocolate drinks in Mexican and Central American kitchens. Mexican chocolate is a type of chocolate, which is prepared with an  assortment of spices for a very distinctive and rich flavor. It is available in many supermarkets, especially those which stock basic Mexican foods, and it can be found in the form of bars and discs of solid chocolate, along with powders and syrups. With our Mexican Hot Chocolate Kit, you will share in the history of a culture, and the epic story of passionately desired beverages.

 

The History of Tortillas

In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize (corn). Masa harina is the traditional flour used to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican dishes. Traditional corn tortillas are usually white, and don’t contain any added fat or salt. They are not made with the vegetable “corn” but rather white maize. This type of corn is richer in protein and much more nutritious. Maize tortillas are naturally low in fat (approximately 2.5 grams for a typical size) and sodium, and provide calcium, potassium, fiber, iron and B vitamins. And let’s not forget the fact that corn tortillas are 100% gluten-free. Corn tortillas are made with just two ingredients: masa harina and water. What could be easier? You too, can have best-ever tacos with homemade tortillas on your table tonight with our Tortilleria Kit.

 

The History of the Citrus Juicer

Markets the world over offer an insight into the culture and texture of the community. They bring produce from the local region and provide food and beverages to be consumed as customers wonder through the aisles and alleys. The abundance of citrus fruits in Mexico made it natural to have traditional presses in the markets to make fresh juices on the spot. Be part of this heritage with our Artisan Citrus Juicer.

 

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