Old School Carnitas

Cooking in Sens

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I have to say that I’ve been annoyed by the food that is called authentic Mexican today.  I grew up in California and my mom grew up with Mexicans.  However, she never thought much of Tex-Mex cuisine, even though she was born and raised in Texas.  Her Mexican food was the food of working class Mexicans; not fancy but plain, good tasting and filling, a cuisine that was based on both the availability and affordability of the ingredients; flour, corn, beans, cheap cuts of meat and of course herbs and spices.

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I feel like beating myself up because in my youth I made Mexican food often and automatically, not needing a recipe, but following in my mother’s footsteps.  Unfortunately, mindsnatched by other cuisines, I made Mexican food and the foods of my childhood less often and have forgotten the way of making many things, obliged to go to my ancient…

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