Madre: Yolanda Acosta
Padre: Jesús Santiago
Hijo: Jesús Santiago
Esposa: Azucena Cruz
The origin of the word "barbecue" will always be a matter of discussion, although it seems more accurate, according to Hispanists, to be a loan from the indigenous languages of America, since the most accepted origin would come from the Caribbean voice "Barabicu". A Mayan origin has also been proposed: Baalbak'Kaab "meat covered with earth". Both the Caribs and the Mayans were peoples in contact with the Europeans, prior to their arrival in central Mexico.
How to prepare a good Mexican barbecue, according to the Santiago?
We talk about a good lamb barbecue. It is made in a floor lined with volcanic stone, (the stone of censers or molcajetes) and tabicón (thick brick), pieces of mesquite wood are placed (the smell of mesquite is basic, any other firewood breaks the quality of the tradition ) and inside the oven and on wood logs porous volcanic stones are placed, to save the heat better in the oven, once the stones are red hot, the remains of the logs are extracted, which we know as
Text in agreement with the Francisco Luna Tavera Foundation. Rogelio Perusquía.
President of the Foundation.