A relative of the tomato and member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family tomatillos provide that tart flavor in a host of Mexican green sauces. Article includes recipes, history, growing tips and nutritional information
The metate y mano is pronounced [mah -TAH-tay - EE MAH-no] (matate). Also referred to as a "piedra de Moler", this tool is related in lineage to the molcajete. It is used to grind corn and for mashing ingredients to make salsas and purees, and chocolate. Read about the history and uses of this tool.
The Nahuatl word, masa, means "dough" in English. The dough is made from field corn named maize blanco.