Being a native-born Yankee, I’m thankful that one of my best friends in life is a Mexican-blooded guy from Texas. Eddie gives me perspective and a glimpse into a life very different from the one I grew up with, especially when it comes to food.
Eddie and his family have shared with me some life-changing culinary traditions. Spending time in the kitchen with him and his Grandma Mary making fresh tortillas next to pots of simmering pinto beans are sights and smells that I’ll never forget. They’re gateway memories to a family lineage that takes immense pride in what they’re able to produce and share with each other.