After a long break What’s Cooking Mexico is back! Things have been quiet around here for almost a month, but we’re ready to start posting again. In order to give the readers of this blog a more complete picture of Mexican cuisine, we’ve decided to highlight a Mexican ingredient (or other ingredients that are very important in Mexican cooking) for several weeks. We’ll write about its history, nutritional properties, cultural importance and, of course, recipes. We’ll start with the single most important ingredient in Mexican cuisine, corn or maize. Jon introduces us to this crop that has been an essential part of many American civilizations for thousands of years.