20 essential Mexican ingredients
From fresh tortillas to fragrant chiles, here's the scoop on finding essential foods in every aisle of your local Mexican market
Learn the secrets of your local Mexican marketDedication to the tortilla is just one reason to shop at the West’s many Mexican markets, found in just about every city and town. These markets cater to customers who prize freshness and crave a variety of fresh, dried, and packaged ingredients, plus a stunning array of prepared sauces and salsas—often at bargain prices.
Silvana Salcido Esparza (pictured), chef of the popular Barrio Café in Phoenix and Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, points out the true finds.