Welcome to Mexico on my blog Kitchen, which I started 10 years ago for my teenage son, hoping that someday he’ll need it to recreate the Mexican food his “mother” made for the family. Our dishes are traditional homemade dishes from all over Mexico City and are heavily influenced by the following states: Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Tabasco, and Yucatán. These are all the places where I used to live.

I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, and began helping in the kitchen at a very young age, as I was the eldest daughter of eight children. I spent the summer at my grandmother’s farm in Veracruz, where part of our daily activities was to help grind corn to make maize. I also went with my grandmother to the riverside vegetable garden to collect tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and any other vegetable needed to make dinner for the farmworkers.

At the age of 20, I moved to the south where I worked as a teacher. This gave me the opportunity to travel around all states of the Yucatan Peninsula and enjoy its excellent and unique cuisine. A few years later, I lived in other states of my country and traveled to most of them. By that time, I had moved 29 times!!!

I prepare the main dishes, which are well known to most people in Mexico City. My recipes are based on my own knowledge and use easy to find ingredients. If the recipe is borrowed from another person, I give credit. If this blog helps cook for people other than my son, then he has fulfilled the goals I created it for.
I feel deeply humbled when someone spends time writing to me explaining how some of the recipes remind them of their mother or grandmother’s cooking.

Thank you for coming to my kitchen in Mexico!!!


Jenny Salvatore