This week we learned about herbs, spices, and marinades. Spices are a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems from plants used for flavoring or as a garnish. Herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices. Marinades are a sauce, typically made of oil, vinegar, spices, and herbs, in which meat, fish, or other food is soaked before cooking in order to flavor or soften it. This week my group and I used a marinade to make Carne Asada , we wanted to use Mexican spices and herbs to flavor our food. Carne Asada is (in Mexican cooking) beef that has been marinated and grilled, typically served sliced in thin strips as a main course or as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc. We made ours carne asda with flank steak and we marinades it in extra virgin olive oil and salt and lime juice. It made the meat very tender as well as if filled it with lots of flavor. Ireally liked how we heated the tortillas and even though we did not get queso fresco it still tasted good. Oh yea and btw our teacher even ate the food which means it must have been good.