We're often asked where the oldest bar in America is found. Those that are into bars might remark that it's one of a handful around the country, like the Bell in Hand in Boston, or Laffite's Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Both are wrong.
Today a lot of my inspiration in the kitchen is rooted in what I learned from my grandparents. When my grandmother prepared her nopales salad she would start by picking the cactus paddles from her yard.