I travel to Mexico a lot for my job — I’m a writer and I run street food tours in Mexico City and Puebla. The DF is usually my base, and whenever I’m there and itching for kitchen goodies, I visit Mercado de la Merced, a huge, chaotic market east of the downtown historic center. It has the largest and most inexpensive selection of cookware around. It's so big, actually, that you can get lost inside — thankfully most vendors are nice and will point you back to the Metro.
Here are four Mexican kitchen tools that I like to bring back home with me.