Vitamin T is Essential

Photo credits: Lissette Storch. Mexico City, Mexico.

In México, Vitamina T (Vitamin T) is a tongue-in-cheek term we use to refer to tacos, tortas, tamales, tostadas, and other carb-loaded delicacies.

When I visit home, food is undoubtedly one of my favorite souvenirs. Crossing countries with everything I want to bring is often impractical and, at times, even impossible. In my effort to feel close in the distance, I first brought pictures, then recipes. It finally dawned on me that food was perhaps the best way to make my new world feel more like home. This is how, in a bout of homesickness, La Vitamina T was born—my personal tribute to the flavors brimming with stories of where I come from.