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Cooking Class with Amor Loco: Unveiling the Secrets of Mexican Cuisine

If you’re a lover of Mexican cuisine eager to master its classic recipes, welcome to a culinary adventure brought to you by Amor Loco Interior, New York City’s hub of authentic Mexican flavors. We’re here to guide you through crafting the perfect tortilla and concocting a sublime mole sauce, blending rich culinary tradition with hands-on cooking experience.

Mexican Food

Chapter 1: The Quintessential Tortilla

Begin your journey with the tortilla, a staple that has been a fundamental part of Mexican cuisine for centuries. This simple, versatile bread tells a rich story with each bite.



  • 2 cups masa harina

  • 1.5 cups warm water

  • A pinch of salt


  1. Combine Ingredients: Mix masa harina with salt, then gradually add warm water until a pliable dough forms.

  2. Shape Your Tortillas: Roll the dough into balls and flatten using a tortilla press or rolling pin.

  3. Cook Them Up: Place each tortilla on a hot skillet, cooking for about a minute on each side until they puff up slightly.

Chapter 2: The Vibrant World of Salsa

No Mexican dish is complete without salsa, a vibrant condiment that brings life to every meal. Each region in Mexico has its own version, showcasing the diversity of this rich culinary culture.

Mexican Salsa


  • 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 small onion, finely diced

  • 1 jalapeño, minced

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Salt to taste


  1. Mix and Marry Flavors: Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro, then add lime juice and salt to your liking.

  2. Let the Flavors Develop: Allow the salsa to rest for 30 minutes for the flavors to fully blend.

Chapter 3: The Complexity of Mole

Mole, a rich and complex sauce, is a symbol of the fusion of indigenous and colonial culinary traditions in Mexico.

Mexican Mole


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • Salt and sugar to taste


  1. Create the Base: Start by sautéing onions and garlic in oil. Mix in the chili powder, cumin, and cocoa.

  2. Simmer Your Sauce: Add the tomatoes and broth, bring it to a boil, then let it simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust with salt and sugar.

  3. Blend for Perfection: Cool the mixture slightly, then blend until smooth. Strain for a finer, silkier texture.

Your Culinary Journey Begins Now

Here at Amor Loco Interior, our passion is sharing the joy and culture of Mexican cuisine with food lovers like you. These recipes offer more than just cooking instructions; they’re an invitation to explore, experiment, and embrace the vibrant spirit of Mexican cooking. Join us in keeping the rich traditions of Mexican culinary art alive, one delicious dish at a time.


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