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MEXICAN FOOD

Added on: 28th Nov 2016

 

IN 1519 WHEN THE FIRST SPANISH CONQUISTADORS

ENTERED THE AZTEC CAPITAL TENOCHTITLAN

(WHERE MEXICO CITY STANDS TODAY), THEY FOUND

THE AZTEC EMPEROR MONTEZUMA QUITE FOND

OF A DRINK CONCOCTED FROM VANILLA AND

CHOCOLATE AND SWEETENED WITH HONEY. THIS

WAS A NATIVE MEXICAN-INDIAN DISH PROBABLY

INVENTED BY THE MAYA, WHICH WOULD LATER FIND

WORLDWIDE ACCEPTANCE IN VARIOUS FORMS

INCLUDING THE MILK SHAKE

In 1519 when the first Spanish conquistadors entered the Aztec capital Tenochtitl√°n (where Mexico City stands today), they found the Aztec emperor Montezuma quite fond of a drink concocted from vanilla and chocolate and sweetened with honey. This was a native Mexican-Indian dish probably invented by the Maya, which would later find worldwide acceptance in various forms including the milk shake.

 

 

ALSO FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD COMES SUCH

FARE AS LOMO EN ADOBO (PORK LOIN IN A

SPICY SAUCE), CHILIES RELLENOS (CHILIES STUFFED

WITH CHEESE, BEEF OR PORK), GUACAMOLE

(AVOCADO, TOMATO, ONION, CHILLI AND CORIANDER)

AND ESCABECHE (MARINADES)

Also from the colonial period comes such fare as lomo en adobo (pork loin in a spicy sauce), chiles rellenos (chilies stuffed with cheese, beef, or pork), guacamole (avocado, tomato, onion, chili, and coriander), and escabeche (marinades).

 

 

VANILLA IS A SUBSTANCE DERIVED FROM THE

FRUIT POD OF A CERTAIN SPECIES OF MEXICAN

ORCHID AND CHOCOLATE COMES FROM THE

FRUIT OF THE MEXICAN CACAO TREE

Vanilla is a substance derived from the fruit pod of a certain species of Mexican orchid, and chocolate comes from the fruit of the Mexican cacao tree.

 

 

SOME MEXICAN DISHES, ESPECIALLY THOSE

ORIGINATING FROM THE YUCATAN AND VERA CRUZ,

ALSO HAVE A CARIBBEAN INFLUENCE. OTHER

MEXICAN DISHES, SUCH AS BOLILLO, HAVE A

FRENCH INFLUENCE. BOLILLO IS A POPULAR

MEXICAN BREAD

Some Mexican dishes, especially those originating from the Yucat√°n and Vera Cruz, also have a Caribbean influence. Other Mexican dishes, such as bolillo, have a French influence. Bolillo is a popular Mexican bread.

 

 

FAJITAS WERE ACTUALLY BROUGHT TO PROMINENCE

BY NINFA RODRIGUEZ LAURENZO, WHO NAMED

HER RESTAURANT AFTER HERSELF—NINFA’S.

THE DISH WAS SO SIMPLE IN ITS APPEAL THAT

OTHER RESTAURANTS TRIED TO STEAL HER

SPECIAL RECIPE BY SENDING SPIES TO

HER RESTAURANT

Fajitas were actually brought to prominence by Ninfa Rodriguez Laurenzo, who named her restaurant after herself—Ninfa’s. The dish was so simple in its appeal that other restaurants tried to steal her special recipe by sending spies to her restaurant.

 

 

IN SOME PARTS OF MEXICO, EXOTIC FOODS

INCLUDE GRASSHOPPERS AND CATERPILLARS.

TACOS IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

ALSO COME WITH DIFFERENT FILLINGS,

FROM COW’S BRAINS TO COW’S TESTICLES

In some parts of Mexico, exotic foods include grasshoppers and caterpillars. Tacos in some parts of the country also come with different fillings, from cow’s brains to cow’s testicles.

 

 

CALAVERAS DE AZUKAR (SUGAR SKULL CANDY),

ONE OF MEXICO’S MOST FAMOUS CANDIES,

ARE MADE ON THE DAY OF THE DEAD.

Calaveras de Azukar (sugar skull candy), one of Mexico’s most famous candies, are made on the Day of the Dead.

 

 

MEXICAN FOOD FOUND IN THE US IS USUALLY

CALLED “TEX MEX.” THE NAME CAME FROM THE

FUSION OF FLAVOUR FROM TEXAN, MEXICAN AND

AMERICAN CUISINE. BURRITOS, FAJITAS AND

QUESADILLAS ARE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR

EXAMPLES OF TEX MEX

Mexican food found in the US is usually called “Tex Mex.” The name came from the fusion of flavor from Texan, Mexican, and American cuisine. Burritos, fajitas, and quesadillas are some of the most popular examples of Tex Mex.

 


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