Chicken with Pepita Pesto

When I first started this blog I was a staunch traditionalist when it came to Mexican food and cooking.  I believed that to really understand it I had to use purely classic recipes and I held my nose up to those who strayed from lo tradicional.  But these days, I’m over it.  While I still love traditional recipes, I no longer have qualms about deviating from strictly classic Mexican fare.  At the end of the day, the adjective traditional, as we apply it to Mexican cuisine, is very relative.  Given the history of colonization and migration and the addition of new ingredientes, recipes and techniques over time,  it’s really hard to define what´s truly traditional and what’s not. These days I prefer to embrace new interpretations of recipes and if they’re tasty, that’s really what most important.

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