Sunday night family dinner is now nicknamed Taco Night since we enjoyed tacos for two consecutive Sundays. If I continue for another week, we can practically call it a family tradition, ha! Last Sunday was Cinco de Mayo and it didn’t receive much attention from mainstream media in Canada. In Toronto, we do not have a very large Mexican population (2.6% of the population in Toronto are Latin American). Only in the last couple of years have we begun to see more taquerias in the city.
My anticipation for the celebration mainly stemmed from excitement of food blogs I regularly visit. All week long, I was bookmarking recipes and taking notes of which dishes I would like to eat. After much consideration, three items stood out: carnitas, horchata, and tres leches cake. In case you are unfamiliar with Mexican cuisine, that would be crispy pulled pork, rice almond milk, and sponge cake saturated with three different kinds of milk. Seeing that I am a beginner with Mexican cuisine, I turned to the always reliable America’s Test Kitchen for help.