Welcome to our glossary of Mexican Food and Cooking Terms. Each term is translated into English and includes the pronunciation as well as a brief definition. This tool will be helpful when you are out in a Mexican restaurant or researching Mexican recipes. A helpful guide when learning about authentic Mexican recipes and cooking techniques.
A small bowl used specifically for holding granulated or cubed sugar. Sugar bowls typically have a lid to keep dust and desbris out and may or may not have a small slot for a spoon that remains in the bowl with the cover on.
A dry grating cheese similar to Parmesan. The aged version is referred to as "anejo". Both are used crumbed or grated.
Maguey juice is the liquid extracted from the maguey plant which is a type of agave. The juice of the maguey can be cooked and distilled to make mescal or tequila.
Smoked foods have been subjected to either real smoke or treated with smoke flavorings.