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.
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.
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.
Pound cake is a dense, rich white cake which was originally made using one pound of each essential ingredient including, butter, flour, sugar with added flavorings from rum to vanilla. Learn about the pound cake, recipes, variations and history.
Learn how to make fresh marshmallows and catch a quick lesson about the history of this confection.