Hispanic Heritage: Monica Martinez

Hispanic heritage profile:

NAME: Monica Martinez

AGE: 29

CITY: Cuero

OCCUPATION: Self-employed

How do you keep your Hispanic heritage alive?

"We still cook every day in our home enjoying the recipes handed down from our ancestors. We cook with love. Nowadays, people hardly enjoy a home cooked meal, but when I cook for my family, using the timeless recipes my great-great-great grandparents used, such as arroz con pollo, frijoles and homemade tortillas, I feel as if their memory is kept alive, and that in turn, keeps our heritage alive."