Cook-along with Petit Ermitage Chef Penelope Yazmin [Tortillas y Salsa]

Chef Penelope Perez is a well rounded chef with experience in private clubs, nutrition and restaurant management, cooked for two presidents, and been a personal chef to celebrities . Currently, she is the executive chef at Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood and most recently she was Head Chef at the members club, Allbright, after leaving her role as GM and sous chef at Gracias Madre & Cafe Gratitude.and has degrees in the culinary arts and in hospitality & restaurant management. Check out the recipe for the cook-along, below!

Tortillas y salsa Recipe:

Flour tortillas

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, vegetable oil or other fairly neutral flavored oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Corn tortillas

  • 2 cups (240 grams) masa harina
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups hot water*
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Salt to taste


  • Food processor or blender
  • Stove top grill or pan
  • Rolling pin or tortilla press
  • 2 bowls
  • Pan for cooking tortillas