Mely Martínez was 18 years old when family members told her she had el sazón, meaning real flair in the kitchen. Mely has shared that talent with the world through her blog, Mexico In My Kitchen, which she started so her son—or, more specifically, his future partner—could have access to his mom’s recipes. Spoiler alert: Her son isn’t married, but no surprise, he is a good cook. Recently, Mely realized a big dream of hers with the release of her first cookbook, The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico. Mely sat down with us to discuss her original supermarket shock when she came to America, tips for making tortillas from scratch, and other recipe highlights from her book and her blog.
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