Rosie’s grandma ran a restaurant in her home in Mexico
Get to know Rosie in this Q&A, and get her “Chicken Milanesa,” Tuesday (3/10) from 6-8PM!
Q: What’s your cooking background?
Rosie: I am originally from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I grew up cooking with my mom, grandmother, and great grandmother. A lot of my family’s childhood memories include lots of family gatherings with lots of time in the kitchen cooking. I always loved the idea of cooking and bringing people together at the table.
Q: What’s your favorite food memory?
Rosie: My maternal grandmother Clementina used to have a small restaurant in her home in Mexico. She prepared all the ingredients during the day, and at nighttime, we will go to her place and help her make and serve the food at the restaurant. She was only open for dinner time (kind of like her Shmeal deal!)
Q: What can you tell us about the meal you’re making?
The Milanesa is one of my family’s favorites. This one is prepared with chicken breast that is breaded with Panko bread crumbs. It is served with mashed potatoes and house salad. For the dressing you can choose Cilantro-lime or Honey Chipotle. All my dressings are made from scratch.
Q: Where did you grow up and what kind of food did you grow up with?
Rosie: I am from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. My Shmeals are going to be primarily Mexican cooking. My mom taught me to cook from scratch and with fresh ingredients. I hope that you are ready for a culinary treat!
Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?
Rosie: Ever since I was little girl, I loved to cook and share my meals with my friends; I have many memories that revolved around food. When I moved to the USA in 1998 with my husband, cooking continues to be a way to stay connected with my family back in Mexico as I will always call my mom to get her recipes. As time passed by, my friends and family started to come to our gatherings; we will eat, have a great time and full bellies!!