Old World Mexican Food Preparation
Hundreds of years ago there were no pots, pans or even food processors! Oh, the humanity…how did they survive?
The early natives of Mexico did not have ovens, instead they heated food over an open fire, using cast iron skillets and pottery.
Another method for cooking #mexicanfood was steaming. They would suspend meat wrapped in cactus or banana leaves, over boiling water in a deep pit.
Frying was also a popular method of cooking #mexicanfood.
Clarification: there were no “modern day” food processors; however, the food processors of the day were a metate y mano or a molcaiete.
The #molcaiete is smaller and used to grind and smash ingredients. The molcaiete, or mortar and pestle, is a small bowl shaped container that can be made of stone, pottery, hard wood or marble, and the pestle is baseball bat shaped.