What are pepitas, and how are they used? In Mexico, pepita verde is the green inside kernel of the pumpkin or squash seed, and pepita menuda is the whole seed with the hull. In the U.S. it's just the green kernel. Learn about the history, uses, nutrition, and recipes.
Corn plays an essential role in Mexican culture. Every element of corn is used from the silks for medicine to the fungus on the kernels (huitlacoche). Mexican Corn Husk Dolls are an example of one of the most dramatic uses for corn is in Mexican crafts.
Gourmets have treasured "black pearls" for their aroma and taste for 3500 years. Learn about Truffles. Information, history and featured recipes.
In the U.S. vocabulary the word relish refers to condiment which normally contains vinegar, salt and sugar. Read a short history of relish in the United States includes relish types and recipes. Where relish got its name. Condiment vs Relish.
Chicle is the latex from the Sapodilla tree which is native to Central and South America. Learn about the first gum chewed by the Mayan's.