The Legend of Juan
Juan, a creative cook from the region of Sonora, was bored with the variety of foods and cooking techniques found in Northwest Mexico.
He started a journey through all of Mexico in search of culinary enlightenment. He traveled for years, picking up ideas here and there, but always continuing on to the next town or village. Hopelessly lost in Southern Mexico, deep inside a dense tropical forest, Juan realized he needed help finding a way out of the jungle. Juan observed a huge Iguana making its way down a tree and onto what seemed to be a forest trail.
He followed the Iguana, and as it turned out, the Iguana led Juan back to a village and civilization. Now this was great for Juan, but not for the Iguana. The villagers had been feeding the Iguana for some time, fattening him up for their dinner table. Juan, knowing that he probably owed the Iguana his life, bargained with the villagers for its freedom. From that day forward, the Iguana became Juan's best friend and his travel companion.
Today, we are serving their favorite recipes (our Chef is related to Juan), but we have adjusted some for the Norte Americano palate. As for our two wanderers, we hear from them on a regular basis, and get new recipes from time to time!