Entries by Lesley Tellez


Chile Primer Series I: Ancho, Guajillo, & Pasilla

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Chiles, both dried and fresh, are the kings of Mexican cooking. They form the base of so many popular dishes: salsas (draped over enchiladas, drizzled on tacos), homestyle guisados (such as pork in green sauce), or special-occasion dishes such as moles and pipiánes. In almost all cases, dried chiles are rehydrated in […]


National Salsa Month: Street-Style Tomatillo Salsa

Editor’s Note: May is National Salsa Month and we’re celebrating with a salsa that steps up the heat…in a delicious way. Enjoy! HOW TO MAKE STREET SALSA AT HOME The first time street salsa combusted in my mouth, I was standing in front of Tacos Picosa, a México City taco stand shoved into the back […]


Salsa Month Series: The Most Perfect Dried Chile

Editor’s Note: May is National Salsa Month and the perfect time to introduce our newest Mamiverse Food Contributor, Lesley Tellez, who shares with us her thoughts and a recipe on what she considers “the most perfect dried chile in the world.” Welcome Lesley! This is Part One of Lesley’s look at Chiles & Salsa. Around […]