Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich (1800-Present)

  Grilled ham and cheese sandwich can be quite common today. Wait until you read this post. This recipe has been around for quite some time. For the French it dates back to 1918, first referenced a croque-monsieur (croque French translation to English: ‘crunch.’) This is how it’s still called sometimes, even today. The grilled ham and…

Tortilla, a Spanish Word with Two Meanings

  My Mexican friends and those from Spain may both speak Spanish, but they don’t mean the same when they say “Tortilla.” 🙂 In Spain ‘tortilla’ is a mix of beaten eggs and anyone of the following: Veggies, cold cuts, beef, chicken or even fish. You may think ‘omelet’ but Spain is very particular about…

Fresh Tortillas. A Tip from my Mexican Friend

Norma is a good friend from Mexico. Every time I go to her house she has fresh tortillas for me. I once asked her what was her secret. She told me that if I didn’t have a “tortilleria” nearby I could always apply her tip to the regular supermarket packaged tortillas. A tortilleria is a shop typically…