Who is Mely Martinez?

Mely Martínez Hi, I’m Mely Martinez, a former Mexican school teacher, home cook, and food blogger. I moved to the United States about ten years ago, after living in Mexico my whole life. Now I love to share home-style recipes for authentic Mexican food.

Which dish belongs to Mexico?

Tacos. Recognized as the most popular Mexican dish worldwide, the taco has become an art. Some say is the “art of eating with tortilla” and, of course, Mexicans would never deny a taco to anybody. Hundreds of fillings can be put on a corn tortilla!

What type of meat is used for Birria?

Birria Ingredients: Meat: In Jalisco, birria is traditionally made with goat or sheep meat.

How do you make pan de muerto?


  1. ¼ cup margarine.
  2. ¼ cup milk.
  3. ¼ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  4. 3 cups all-purpose flour.
  5. 1 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast.
  6. ½ teaspoon salt.
  7. 2 teaspoons anise seed.
  8. ¼ cup white sugar.

What makes Mexican unique?

One of the main factors making Mexican food so irresistible, is that it is a blend of different cultures. Its distinct blend of spices, seasonings and vibrant colors create a beautiful presentation. Many of the traditional Mexican dishes still represent their deep, pre-hispanic origins, making them truly unique.

What food did Mexico invent?

Beyond tacos: eight ingredients you didn’t know came from Mexico

  • Corn. Popcorn, breakfast cereals, ketchup…
  • Cacao.
  • Quelites (green herbs and veg)
  • Vanilla.
  • Chewing gum.
  • Chia seeds.
  • Mezcal.
  • Pumpkin.

What do they eat in Mexico for breakfast?

A full Mexican breakfast usually consists of a few different courses. Meals typically start with “pan dulce” (sweet bread) and a hot drink. Coffee or hot chocolate is standard, or you can try atole, a drink that is thickened with corn masa, rice (atole de arroz), or oats (atole de avena).