On Beyond Tacos
February 18, 2014 7:59 AM Subscribe
I've recently realized that due to having lived only on the northern east coast of the US, I am not very knowledgeable about Mexican cuisine beyond what's bled over into "Tex-Mex". Can you point me at resources to help me expand what I know?
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Food & Drink (34 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tostadas I've had elsewhere and made for myself. Tamales I've had, but not made; chilles rellenos and mole sauce I've heard about, but not ever tried. And that is the extent of my knowledge. There's probably more, right? Different regional dishes, stews, big-ass meat preparations, smaller sweets, things like that?
I'm interested in really good, authoritative web sites and cookbooks I could browse to expand my knowledge (assume I have "advanced intermediate" cooking skills - I am very comfortable in a kitchen and have the courage to follow a funky recipe, and often "learn-by-doing" - I've taught myself Japanese cooking that way - but I don't have the resources to be hand-pressing my own corn tortillas or slaughtering my own pigs).
Bonus if you can also point me to especially accurate restaurants in NYC, or food markets which would also help me out (I know more about how to source a lot more Carribbean ingredients than I would Mexican here).