To me, food - and the preparation of it - is one of the best, easiest and most enjoyable ways to experience a specific country or region's culture.
When I think about Mexican food, I definitely think about tortillas.
Steven and I had the fabulous opportunity to travel briefly through Sonora, Mexico with some friends of ours. This was an area we'd never been to and we had an absolute blast! My experience with Mexico has sadly been limited to "Resort" Mexico - for example, my husband and I honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas. While lounging at pools and going parasailing can DEFINITELY be put on my list of things I'd like to do more of in the near future, this trip was much more exciting for me because I was able to experience Mexican culture in a more authentic way.
Puerto Penasco is a small city in Sonora, Mexico on the Sea of Cortes. It's a desert climate, but we arrived just hours after they'd received the biggest rainstorm in years. Most of the streets were completely flooded...so flooded, in fact, that we were nervous our rented car would make it! Luckily no car engines were ruined in the making of this blog post.
This tortilla stand we stopped at is very typical of the area - a small attachment onto the business owner's home where they make and sell tortillas. We bought breakfast burritos (which were delicious and beyond cheap!) and we ate outside at one of two plastic picnic tables set up there. This was also my first experience with Central American street dogs - there are a lot of street dogs in Puerto Penasco, and more than a few were quite interested in our meal.