b'Marianist TableAN AUTHENTIC TASTE ofHOMENovices from Mexico share their heritagewith traditional cuisine.By Kathleen NelsonJ uan de la Cruz and Guillermo Pea of the Marianist Novitiate in Dayton, WE ENJOYOhio, are always ready to offer a slice of home to the brothers, priestsand fellow novices in their community. De la Cruz, a second-year novice,is from the Tabasco province in southern Mexico; Pea, in his first year at the SEEING OURNovitiate, hails from Quertaro, about 100 miles northwest of Mexico City. BROTHERSThe most traditional food you can find anywhere in Mexico is tacos, de la Cruz said. When you say Taco, everybody in Mexico knows. And CONNECTthe most traditional kind is with steak: Tacos de Carne Asada. WITH OURThe recipes they share here celebrate the everyday and extraordinary oftheir Mexican heritage. These recipes would be perfect on Cinco de Mayo in CULTURE.May, Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, or Revolution Day on Nov. 20.Juan de la CruzNovices Guillermo PeaPHOTO BY JULIE WALLING(left) and Juan de la Cruzprepare guacamole foran authentic Mexicanmeal at the MarianistNovitiate in Dayton, Ohio.FOR INFORMATIONON VOCATIONS,visit marianist.com/vocationsmarianist.com/donate 11'