From author Maricela Avelar Scott
Mexican Bread. My autobiography, “Mexican Bread,” is a story of my personal family experiences and the journey my family had with Mexican bread. This autobiography describes my family history, achievements, happiness, humor and sadness. It also includes my personal connection with my grandmother’s and mother’s cooking, and the original recipes that my grandmother and my mother used daily to cook for our large Mexican family. I have vivid memories of them preparing and cooking these traditional Mexican recipes. These recipes include ingredients, especially Iard, that because of society health consciousness, would never be included in any modern cookbooks. Even though my grandmother’s and mother’s cooking included these ingredients, they were a culinary treat for our entire family.