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  • I learned to cook Mexican recipes by watching my husband's Mexican step grandma cook. (she was the mother of Jacques' step mother).

    She did not need recipes. Everything she touched tasted special.
    So, for weeks, when I was 20 years old I watched her cook and wrote down her 'food spells'.

    I learned to make sauces with many different kinds of chilli and spices,
    how to preserve garlic and herbs; and every week I accompanied her to the huge open market in Cuernavaca to buy vegetables, fruit, meat and grains for the whole week.
    It was a lesson I never forgot, and I still buy fresh food and make all my meals from scratch.

    My family's favourite dish is Enchildas. Colourful, hot, healthy, spicy, filling and fun.
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