Well, it’s that time of the year again when you have to start shopping for your loved ones (and for yourself, too!). Here you will find a gift list with some must-have items to elevate your Mexican cooking experience. I hope you find these suggestions helpful!
A molcajete is a must-have for those hardcore cooks, the ones that really want to enjoy the flavors of a good salsa and the aromas of the spices being ground.
Ok, you don’t necessarily have to have this brand, but besides a good molcajete, you also need a sturdy, heavy-duty blender. We use ours almost every day in the kitchen for all kinds of salsas and our Mexican smoothies!
Nothing tastes better than a freshly made corn tortilla (or flour tortilla), so if you’re looking for a good quality tortilla press, this brand is my favorite. Heavy and sturdy, it will last you for many years.
A nonstick griddle is very convenient, especially for those that are new to making tortillas from scratch. When using one of these griddles, you don’t have to worry about the tortilla sticking to the pan, unless you’re cooking them in a very high heat.
For a more traditional type of griddle, the carbon steel griddle is very popular in Mexico, but it requires some skill to use. They are light in weight and very affordable.
Sometimes you need the right tools for the job ahead, and this pot is the perfect one for those Tamales you will be making with the family during the holiday season.
Tortillas have been kept warm in these natural fiber baskets for decades; it’s a better option than those plastic containers. Besides, they’re so colorful!
Kee your tortillas warm and add a splash of color to youR table setting with this Mexican napkins.
This small cazuela is perfect for cooking a cup of rice (that will serve 6 people) or to make stews for small families. They are lead-free and come with a lid.
For the big stews like Mole, Chile Colorado, Mole Verde and the like, this is the pot to have in the kitchen! It is also lead-free and comes with a lid
The perfect complement for cooking with clay cazuelas. These are great because they are very light and won’t scratch the pots.
For those of you that want to have the whole Mexican experience for drinking your Horchata or Hibiscus Agua Fresca at home, these glasses are a perfect choice!
As pretty as they can be, Talavera dishes really enhance the presentation of your Mexican dishes.
We love our fried beans creamy and smooth, and to achieve that texture a bean masher is a must. No mushier dry beans!
I have had several people ask me about this frying pan. To tell you the truth, it is unusual for a home cook to have this in Mexico (they are mostly used in small eateries), but let me tell you, I love using mine at home to make fried tacos, flautas, tostadas, empanadas, or anything that needs to be fried. Why? Because when I use it, my stove is not covered in oil, this pan measures 16 Inches and it has plenty of space to cook several items at one time, and it’s very easy to clean!
Margaritas or Lime agua fresca? Easy peasy lemon squeezy! This is the easiest way to squeeze limes and lemons.
The proper way to enjoy traditional hot drinks like “Champurrado” and “Fruit Ponche”.
CHOCOLATE STIRRERAnd last but not least, the Chocolate stirrer is used to make that perfect foamy hot chocolate that you will be drinking this next Christmas morning!
I hope you like these gift ideas for your or a loved one’s kitchen.
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