I’m Susan, a Jew who was born and raised in Mexico City. I learned how to cook by standing on a chair and watching my Hungarian grandmother every Sunday. The other great influence on my cooking was my mother-in-law. Both my and my husband’s grandparents immigrated from Europe to Mexico in the late 1920’s, bringing with them the traditions and flavors of the old country. Combining these with the fresh ingredients that were available in the mercado led to a unique fusion of flavors.
In order to preserve and continue the culinary traditions of our family, my daughter Alex and I are writing a Mexican Jewish fusion cookbook. As we progress, I will be sharing anecdotes, recipes and details of our culinary exploits. For more information about our cookbook, please go to http://www.mexicanjewish.com or find us on Facebook and twitter.
Weekly family dinners continuously allow me to honor the traditions of my heritage while infusing them with a little spice. So come along with me on this journey of tacos and Matzoh ball soup!
I’m Alex, the product of Susan — the Mexican Jew above — and Isaac, another Mexican Jew (of Polish ancestry). I was born in L.A., and got to reap the benefits of a pretty interesting cultural heritage. I don’t love cooking (understatement?) but I appreciate it, and I REALLY appreciate all the work my Mom has done to feed and nourish her family all these years (I’m the eldest of 5!) .
Through the process of writing with my Mom, I hope to broaden my cooking interests, learn from her, and record what we think is a pretty special and delicious mix. Thanks for reading!
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We love to hear other people’s stories, and if you happen to have a Mexican Jewish recipe you’d like to share, we would be very interested in incorporating it into the blog and the book (with credit, of course).