Our foodilicious town of Durham happens to be a mecca for Mexican cuisine. Whether you favor tasty to-go from Carrburritos, Cosmic Cantina or Chubby’s Tacos, traditional spots such as Torero’s or El Rodeo, or the more upscale/fine dining/fusion style of Dos Perros and Tonali, there seems to be a Mexican restaurant on every corner!
Because we have such easy access to delicious, authentic and affordable Mexican, Chef Joe and I never bother to try to make it at home. However, our cousin Bonnie is an expert in Mexican cooking, and invited us over for dinner and a lesson.
Bonnie’s basics- She grew up in El Paso, Texas, on the border of Mexico. Her family had a Mexican housekeeper named Lupe, who taught them how to cook Mexican authentically.
Being with Bonnie and her husband, Bill, is always a blast. Bonnie is a lady who’s got it going on with style, pizzazz, and infectious charisma. Bill is a Dean at a certain leading university and has an impressive list of acting credits under his belt. Joe and I pride ourselves on being the resident “cool” couple. However, they definitely give us some stiff competition.
Last night we downed a few Dos Equis with lime and jammed to Bonnie’s Mexican/Reggae mix as we prepared a delicious meal of beef tacos and chicken enchiladas.
Recipe to follow: Beef Tacos and Chicken Enchiladas