Mexican food History

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To read … about a country’s cuisine isn’t simply to go looking for ‘good things’; it is also to better know by means of the recipes – the customs and the richness or poverty of a place, and the spirit of those who inhabit it. It is, above all, to participate in the symbolic celebration of the shared repast. ~ Ginette Olivesi-Lorenzias

Mexican food is one of the popular cuisines of the world with the famous Mexican tacos, nachos or the enchiladas – Mexican gastronomical delights have titillated the taste buds of food-lovers all over the world. Popular Mexican dishes are now available in multi-cuisine restaurants across the globe. However the Mexican cuisine is much more than the popular spicy salsa and the refreshing guacamole. Here is an attempt to fathom the various culinary influences that have led to the emergence of a rich and colorful cuisine.

Mexican Food History: Culinary Influences on the Mexican Cuisines

Mexican cuisine has a wide variety of influences owing to the colonization in the earlier period and later owing to the trade functions between people from various countries and colonies. The Mexican cuisine is thus a resultant of several, diverse culinary influences and hence is a concoction of diverse cooking styles and ingredients in various cultures.

Mayan Influence on the Mexican cuisine: Comida Prehispánica

One of the earliest influences on the Mexican food was the culinary influence of the Mayan Indians who were traditionally nomadic hunters and gatherers. The Mayan Indians lived in the Yucatan area in Southeast Mexico. Owing to the fact that the Mayan Indians were hunters, their food basically included wildlife animals like raccoons, deer, rabbits, armadillos, rattle snakes, iguanas, spider monkeys, pigeons, turtles, frogs, turkeys and even several insects. Other accompaniments included tropical fruits, beans and corn. Although some of the influences are still retained, this kind of food in the Mexican cuisine is now known as pre-Hispanic cuisine or comida prehispánica, which is considered to be a rather exotic cuisine in Mexico.

Mexican Cuisine in the Pre- Columbian Era

Yo soy como el chile verde, picante pero sabroso …(I am like the green chile, hot but tasty)

These are the lines borrowed from a famous folk song of Mexico. These lines very accurately describe the Mexican cuisine of the Pre-Columbian period. Before the influence of Europe, Mexican diet was quite simple and was limited to the locally grown agricultural products, especially corn, chilies and beans. Corn was the most popular and most widely used ingredient in the Mexican cuisine in this pre-Columbian period. Some of the popular cooking methods for consumption of corn ere corn tortillas and tamales, which included the inclusion of corn into various, flour preparations. In addition to this these corn products were often complemented with ingredients like tomatoes and chilies. Early Mexican cuisine also included a wide variety of herbs and mushrooms as well.

Spanish Influence on the Mexican Cuisine

The Spanish invasion in 1521, there was a prominent Spanish influence on the Mexican food, be it in terms of the ingredients used or the cooking methods. When the Spanish soldiers, arrived in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan , they found that the people’s diet consisted largely of corn-based dishes with chilies and herbs which was usually accompanied by beans and tomatoes. The soldiers eventually combined their imported diet of rice, beef, pork, chicken, wine, garlic and onions with the native foods of pre-Columbian Mexico which included tomatoes, beans, chocolate, maize, vanilla, avocado, papaya, pineapple, chili peppers, squash, sweet potato, peanut, fish and turkey. Spanish influences lead to the emergence of dishes such as lomo en adobo (pork loin in a spicy sauce), chile rellenos (large, mild-flavored chilies stuffed with cheese, beef or pork), the quesadillas or the very popular guacamole which have been a part of the traditional Mexican food ever since.

French Influence on Mexican Cuisine: La Comida Afrancescada

When the French occupied Mexico, they introduced a wide variety of baked goods in the Mexican cuisine. The Mexican sweet breads and bolillo are some of the examples of French influences on the Mexican cuisine. It is believed that the French cooking techniques and the Mexican ingredients made an excellent gastronomic combination. Native Mexican ingredients like squash blossoms, and avocados were just perfect for the French style mousses, crepes and soups. The empire of Maximilian and the presidency of Porfirio Díaz were influential in promoting the French style of cooking in the Mexican cuisine. An interesting find about the French influence on Mexican cuisine is a menu dated March 29, 1865, which is written in French. It includes a five course meal including two soups, five fish and shellfish dishes, five meat dishes and side dishes, desserts, champagne and French, Hungarian and even Rhenish wines.

Other Minor Influences on the Mexican Cuisine

In due course of time, the Mexican cuisine experienced a wide range of culinary experiences starting from the Caribbean, the South American, the West African as well as the Portuguese, which led a to the emergence of a highly diverse cooking style which also varied from region to region. The Mexican cuisine also has a minor Filipino influence owing to the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade from 1565 to 1815.

Popularity of Mexican Cuisine in America: Tex-Mex

The popularity of the Mexican cuisine has led to emergence of several variations of this cuisine in other countries. The Tex-Mex cuisine evolved on the Texas-Mexico in the Southwest America and is a modification of the traditional Mexican cuisine with an unusual American touch to it. One of the best examples of the Tex-Mex cuisine is the ‘refried beans’ which is a term that has actually been coined in Texas and is the translation of the Mexican term Frijoles refritos. The Tex-Mex cuisines is however quite different from the original Mexican cuisine although it might include the same ingredients to a certain extent. Similarly there also exists a ‘New Mexican Cuisine”, which is type of regional cuisine originating in the state of New Mexico in USA and in southern Colorado and is a subset of Mexican-American cuisine.

Mexican Cuisine Today

The Mexican cuisine is a blend of all the above-mentioned influences, however there still exists diversity in the cuisine according to the regional differences in Mexico. Mexican food varies by region, and is influences by the local climate, geography and ethnic differences among the inhabitants. The northern Mexico is famous for its beef production and meat dishes, whereas southeastern Mexico, is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based preparations. On the other hand, seafood is commonly prepared in the states of Mexico, which border the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.

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12 Responses to Mexican food History

  1. Patricia Valdovinos Chavez says:

    The mexican food is very important in the world for the ingredients, too is rich in flavor, the ingredients more famous tomatoe,corn, tortilla, chile, beans. Popular Mexican dishes tacos, nachos or the enchiladas.
    the more interesting for me is de comida prehispanica because their food basically included wildlife animals and insect. other ingredien what accompaniments fruits, beans and corn.
    the animals what included raccoons, deer, rabbits, armadillos, rattle snakes, iguanas, spider monkeys, pigeons, turtles, frogs, turkeys. don`t like the French Influence on Mexican Cuisine.
    The Mexican sweet breads and bolillo are some of the examples of French influences on the Mexican cuisine, in mexican cuisine usually the french cooking techniques and mexican ingredients made an excellent combination. Is interesting the French influences but don`t like, I like the simple mexican food.
    In mexico exists diversity in the cuisin according to the regional differences in mexico, some beef, chicken-brased, spicy salsas, fish, seafood.
    the climate, geography and ethnic differences is a very important.
    I loved the mexican food.

  2. marieli lisset fernandez silecia says:

    the mexican food is important in all world is very very importan in the Mayan Influence on the Mexican cuisine. the mayan lived in the yucatan and the basically food incluyed rabbit, armadillos. iguanas and snacks.the acompanaments the prehispanic mexican food is tropical fruits and vegetales,and the principal ingrediente is the corn the several insects is parta impornt of the prehispanic food and now the prehispanic food is considerated to the exotic food in mexico.
    the Spanish Influence on the Mexican Cuisine is importan in the history of food mexican in the they found that the people’s diet consisted largely of corn-based dishes with chilies and herbs which was usually accompanied by beans and tomatoes and mexico is diferent your diet is accompanied of avocados , chile, onion , papaya, mare fruits tropical and vegetables.
    the mexica food is very importan in all word why all your history in the actualited the mexican food is very delicius.

  3. Carolina Gil Noriega says:

    knowing the fusion of ingredients for the mexican food.

    The mexican ingredients are know in South American some contries of Europe, Asia, some people come froms other countries just to eat some mexican dishes, like pozole, enchiladas, tacos so on. An important and delicious ingredients is the chocolate, its really famous aroud the world, they take advantage to know the cultural, important places like a churchs, towns and conuntries, the tourist said than we are very sweet at them.

    When spain came to Mexico they gave us a lot of ingredients that we use actually like a turky, beef, rice, tomatoes, onions, so on, and we appropriat and we said that this ingredients are Mexican, we creative a lot of dishes with differents ingidients from other countries.
    The Mexican food is delicious because we use a lot of ingredients that remarks the flavors like chile, pepper, hierbs, we presented these dishies with beautiful colors, and good taste.

    For natural we are genious but in the gastronomy we are the best, because everybody come to mexico to taste the Famous Mexican Food, that is only the originaly made in Mexico.

    In Mexico we have a differents cultures for example in the north of Mexico we eat caldo queso, gallina pinta, pozole, menudo, carne asada, burritos de machaca, birria.

    south near to ocean pacific they eat a lot of sea food like a shirmp in a diferrents presentationes, fish, ostries, shell, octupus they prepared like a they want.

    In Mexico they usually eat a lot of insects like a crickets, grasshopper.

    Desserts are delicious we usually eat arroz con leche, coyotas, cocada, borrachitos, dulce de leche (jamoncillo), nieve de garrafa, jericalla, dulce de tamarindo, galleras azucaradas, pan de muerto, and differents bread filled with carriot, bannana, corn, coffee.

    Mexico have too a good beverages like a tequila that is the most famous aroud the world that we prepared Margaritas and know we prepared margaritas with differents flavors like a strawberry, tamarindo, chocolate, mango, bannana, so on.

    In Mexico we celebrate a lot with a lot of food, like 16 september

    Actually some mexican dishes are fusion with other cultures for example the hamburguer with chili, corungas, sushi with chicken and beef ( the original its with fish and shimp), roast rabbit, baked turky and duck, know we use spicy from other countries and the tourist took mexican ingridents.

    The ingridients than gave us our anster are very use for mexican culinary techinc, the more famous dishes from mexico are: tacos, pozole, mole, sopes, birria, enchiladas, quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, tamales, some drinks like atole, tuba, hot chocolate and cold chocolat champurrado and shia.

    Carolina Gil Noriega Lic. Gastronomia 10 A

  4. aldo tirado valdivia says:

    A New Vision of the Mexican Cuisine

    I think the mexican cuisine its the best of the world, it have so many flavores, textures, colors, a lot of ingredients, from here and others countries, mixing to create the wonderful Mexican cuisine.
    We have to remember the earliest influences on the Mexican food was the culinary influence of the Mayan Indians who were exotic their food basically included wildlife animals like rabbits, armadillos, snakes, iguanas, spider monkeys, turtles, frogs, turkeys and insects. Other accompaniments included tropical fruits, beans and corn. For that reason we have to thanks to our ancestors because they were the foundation of our amazing cuisine, that the people around the world loves.
    Its important to know about the diferents influences of others culinary cultures, like spanish, french, Caribbean, the South American, the West African as well as the Portuguese. Because they provide us a grand variety of ingredients, dishes, types of services, techniques and flavors. And that was enriched our gastronomic culture.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    One of the closest cultures that influenced the Mexican cuisine was that of Texas, which at some epoch merged certain ingredients of their region with Mexican ingredients which, created countless dishes. to which obtained the name of tex-mex. in simple words is the texas-mexico fusion.
    with this we can see that Mexican food is rich and long on ingredients, techniques and flavors. not only on our own if not also for the various contributions that made us different countries throughout the world.
    hence we have won a prestigious place in world cuisine.

  5. mara lileny alarcon ortega says:

    A New Vision of the Mexican Cuisine

    I think the mexican cuisine its the best of the world, it have so many flavores, textures, colors, a lot of ingredients, from here and others countries, mixing to create the wonderful Mexican cuisine.
    We have to remember the earliest influences on the Mexican food was the culinary influence of the Mayan Indians who were exotic their food basically included wildlife animals like rabbits, armadillos, snakes, iguanas, spider monkeys, turtles, frogs, turkeys and insects. Other accompaniments included tropical fruits, beans and corn. For that reason we have to thanks to our ancestors because they were the foundation of our amazing cuisine, that the people around the world loves.
    Its important to know about the diferents influences of others culinary cultures, like spanish, french, Caribbean, the South American, the West African as well as the Portuguese. Because they provide us a grand variety of ingredients, dishes, types of services, techniques and flavors. And that was enriched our gastronomic culture.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    One of the closest cultures that influenced the Mexican cuisine was that of Texas, which at some epoch merged certain ingredients of their region with Mexican ingredients which, created countless dishes. to which obtained the name of tex-mex. in simple words is the texas-mexico fusion.
    With this we can see that Mexican food is rich and long on ingredients, techniques and flavors. not only on our own if not also for the various contributions that made us different countries throughout the world.
    hence we have won a prestigious place in world cuisine.

  6. sujey esparza velasco says:

    A New Vision of the Mexican Cuisine

    I think the mexican cuisine its the best of the world, it have so many flavores, textures, colors, a lot of ingredients, from here and others countries, mixing to create the wonderful Mexican cuisine.
    We have to remember the earliest influences on the Mexican food was the culinary influence of the Mayan Indians who were exotic their food basically included wildlife animals like rabbits, armadillos, snakes, iguanas, spider monkeys, turtles, frogs, turkeys and insects. Other accompaniments included tropical fruits, beans and corn. For that reason we have to thanks to our ancestors because they were the foundation of our amazing cuisine, that the people around the world loves.
    Its important to know about the diferents influences of others culinary cultures, like spanish, french, Caribbean, the South American, the West African as well as the Portuguese. Because they provide us a grand variety of ingredients, dishes, types of services, techniques and flavors. And that was enriched our gastronomic culture.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    One of the closest cultures that influenced the Mexican cuisine was that of Texas, which at some epoch merged certain ingredients of their region with Mexican ingredients which, created countless dishes. to which obtained the name of tex-mex. in simple words is the texas-mexico fusion.
    with this we can see that Mexican food is rich and long on ingredients, techniques and flavors. not only on our own if not also for the various contributions that made us different countries throughout the world.
    hence we have won a prestigious place in world cuisine.

  7. Anahi Fernadez Silecia says:

    knowing the fusion of ingredients for the mexican food.

    The mexican ingredients are know in South American some contries of Europe, Asia, some people come froms other countries just to eat some mexican dishes, like pozole, enchiladas, tacos so on. An important and delicious ingredients is the chocolate, its really famous aroud the world, they take advantage to know the cultural, important places like a churchs, towns and conuntries, the tourist said than we are very sweet at them.

    When spain came to Mexico they gave us a lot of ingredients that we use actually like a turky, beef, rice, tomatoes, onions, so on, and we appropriat and we said that this ingredients are Mexican, we creative a lot of dishes with differents ingidients from other countries.
    The Mexican food is delicious because we use a lot of ingredients that remarks the flavors like chile, pepper, hierbs, we presented these dishies with beautiful colors, and good taste.

    For natural we are genious but in the gastronomy we are the best, because everybody come to mexico to taste the Famous Mexican Food, that is only the originaly made in Mexico.

    In Mexico we have a differents cultures for example in the north of Mexico we eat caldo queso, gallina pinta, pozole, menudo, carne asada, burritos de machaca, birria.

    south near to ocean pacific they eat a lot of sea food like a shirmp in a diferrents presentationes, fish, ostries, shell, octupus they prepared like a they want.

    In Mexico they usually eat a lot of insects like a crickets, grasshopper.

    Desserts are delicious we usually eat arroz con leche, coyotas, cocada, borrachitos, dulce de leche (jamoncillo), nieve de garrafa, jericalla, dulce de tamarindo, galleras azucaradas, pan de muerto, and differents bread filled with carriot, bannana, corn, coffee.

    Mexico have too a good beverages like a tequila that is the most famous aroud the world that we prepared Margaritas and know we prepared margaritas with differents flavors like a strawberry, tamarindo, chocolate, mango, bannana, so on.

    In Mexico we celebrate a lot with a lot of food, like 16 september

    Actually some mexican dishes are fusion with other cultures for example the hamburguer with chili, corungas, sushi with chicken and beef ( the original its with fish and shimp), roast rabbit, baked turky and duck, know we use spicy from other countries and the tourist took mexican ingridents.

    The ingridients than gave us our anster are very use for mexican culinary techinc, the more famous dishes from mexico are: tacos, pozole, mole, sopes, birria, enchiladas, quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, tamales, some drinks like atole, tuba, hot chocolate and cold chocolat champurrado and shia.

  8. J. Jesus Miramontes Perez says:

    knowing the fusion of ingredients for the mexican food.

    The mexican ingredients are know in South American some contries of Europe, Asia, some people come froms other countries just to eat some mexican dishes, like pozole, enchiladas, tacos so on. An important and delicious ingredients is the chocolate, its really famous aroud the world, they take advantage to know the cultural, important places like a churchs, towns and conuntries, the tourist said than we are very sweet at them.

    When spain came to Mexico they gave us a lot of ingredients that we use actually like a turky, beef, rice, tomatoes, onions, so on, and we appropriat and we said that this ingredients are Mexican, we creative a lot of dishes with differents ingidients from other countries.
    The Mexican food is delicious because we use a lot of ingredients that remarks the flavors like chile, pepper, hierbs, we presented these dishies with beautiful colors, and good taste.

    For natural we are genious but in the gastronomy we are the best, because everybody come to mexico to taste the Famous Mexican Food, that is only the originaly made in Mexico.

    In Mexico we have a differents cultures for example in the north of Mexico we eat caldo queso, gallina pinta, pozole, menudo, carne asada, burritos de machaca, birria.

    south near to ocean pacific they eat a lot of sea food like a shirmp in a diferrents presentationes, fish, ostries, shell, octupus they prepared like a they want.

    In Mexico they usually eat a lot of insects like a crickets, grasshopper.

    Desserts are delicious we usually eat arroz con leche, coyotas, cocada, borrachitos, dulce de leche (jamoncillo), nieve de garrafa, jericalla, dulce de tamarindo, galleras azucaradas, pan de muerto, and differents bread filled with carriot, bannana, corn, coffee.

    Mexico have too a good beverages like a tequila that is the most famous aroud the world that we prepared Margaritas and know we prepared margaritas with differents flavors like a strawberry, tamarindo, chocolate, mango, bannana, so on.

    In Mexico we celebrate a lot with a lot of food, like 16 september

    Actually some mexican dishes are fusion with other cultures for example the hamburguer with chili, corungas, sushi with chicken and beef ( the original its with fish and shimp), roast rabbit, baked turky and duck, know we use spicy from other countries and the tourist took mexican ingridents.

    The ingridients than gave us our anster are very use for mexican culinary techinc, the more famous dishes from mexico are: tacos, pozole, mole, sopes, birria, enchiladas, quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, tamales, some drinks like atole, tuba, hot chocolate and cold chocolat champurrado and shia.

  9. aldo tirado valdivia says:

    A New Vision of the Mexican Cuisine

    I think the mexican cuisine its the best of the world, it have so many flavores, textures, colors, a lot of ingredients, from here and others countries, mixing to create the wonderful Mexican cuisine.
    We have to remember the earliest influences on the Mexican food was the culinary influence of the Mayan Indians who were exotic their food basically included wildlife animals like rabbits, armadillos, snakes, iguanas, spider monkeys, turtles, frogs, turkeys and insects. Other accompaniments included tropical fruits, beans and corn. For that reason we have to thanks to our ancestors because they were the foundation of our amazing cuisine, that the people around the world loves.
    Its important to know about the diferents influences of others culinary cultures, like spanish, french, Caribbean, the South American, the West African as well as the Portuguese. Because they provide us a grand variety of ingredients, dishes, types of services, techniques and flavors. And that was enriched our gastronomic culture.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    With the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, joined a variety of ingredients that were not known in Mexico which ranged from fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds and grains.
    These ingredients were shaping the daily diet of the Mexican Creoles and mestizos, were also based dishes that today are recognized nationally and internationally.
    One of the closest cultures that influenced the Mexican cuisine was that of Texas, which at some epoch merged certain ingredients of their region with Mexican ingredients which, created countless dishes. to which obtained the name of tex-mex. in simple words is the texas-mexico fusion.
    with this we can see that Mexican food is rich and long on ingredients, techniques and flavors. not only on our own if not also for the various contributions that made us different countries throughout the world.
    hence we have won a prestigious place in world cuisine

  10. German Hernandez Prado says:

    Mexican cuisine history

    Talk about mexican cuisine it’s not easy, our cuisine is so popular because the variety of influence from diverse cultures, you can find a great variety of dishes, with so many colors flavors, ingridients, herbs and spices.Thats the reason to be one of the popular cuisines all over the world.

    To begin we have to know the beginning of tradiccions this cuisine story start with pre-hispanic food is considered to be a rather exotic cuisine in mexico. the Mayan indians best legacy is the beans, corn, chillis and tropical fruits and some animals they hunt. In the precolumbian was the principal ingredient was the corn used on preparation of torillas and tamales, also another classes of chillis and beans. the spanish influence is so important to they introduced us the rice diet and meats like chicken, pork and beef; vegetables like onion and garlic and wines. they conmbined teir diet with the local cuisine and the result was amazing. The french influence was very useful in the empire of Maximillian and the precidency of Porfirio Diaz, they introduced a wide variety of baked goods in the mexican cuisine, the mexican sweet breads and bolillo are some of the examples of french influences on the mexican cuisine. It is believed that the french cooking techniques and the mexican ingredients made an excellent gastronomic combination even the mousses, crepes and a variety of soup was a legacy of french influence. The cuisine of mexico has evolved through the centuries through a blending of indigenous (used for thousands of years) and european elements. The tex-mex cuisine evolved on the texas-mexico in the southwest america and is a modification of the traditional mexican cuisine with an unusual american touch to it; the famous legacy of this one where the Frijoles refritos

    Mexican cuisine is a blend of all the above-mentioned influencesk, however mexican food varies by region and the influence of the local weather. The northern of mexico is famous for it’s beaf production and meats dishes; southeastern mexico, is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based preparations; seafood is commonly prepared in the states of mexico, which border the pacific ocean or the gulf of mexico.

  11. Eder Victor Edzon Gutirrez Mendez says:

    Mexican cuisine history

    Talk about mexican cuisine it’s not easy, our cuisine is so popular because the variety of influence from diverse cultures, you can find a great variety of dishes, with so many colors flavors, ingridients, herbs and spices.Thats the reason to be one of the popular cuisines all over the world.

    To begin we have to know the beginning of tradiccions this cuisine story start with pre-hispanic food is considered to be a rather exotic cuisine in mexico. the Mayan indians best legacy is the beans, corn, chillis and tropical fruits and some animals they hunt. In the precolumbian was the principal ingredient was the corn used on preparation of torillas and tamales, also another classes of chillis and beans. the spanish influence is so important to they introduced us the rice diet and meats like chicken, pork and beef; vegetables like onion and garlic and wines. they conmbined teir diet with the local cuisine and the result was amazing. The french influence was very useful in the empire of Maximillian and the precidency of Porfirio Diaz, they introduced a wide variety of baked goods in the mexican cuisine, the mexican sweet breads and bolillo are some of the examples of french influences on the mexican cuisine. It is believed that the french cooking techniques and the mexican ingredients made an excellent gastronomic combination even the mousses, crepes and a variety of soup was a legacy of french influence. The cuisine of mexico has evolved through the centuries through a blending of indigenous (used for thousands of years) and european elements. The tex-mex cuisine evolved on the texas-mexico in the southwest america and is a modification of the traditional mexican cuisine with an unusual american touch to it; the famous legacy of this one where the Frijoles refritos

    Mexican cuisine is a blend of all the above-mentioned influencesk, however mexican food varies by region and the influence of the local weather. The northern of mexico is famous for it’s beaf production and meats dishes; southeastern mexico, is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based preparations; seafood is commonly prepared in the states of mexico, which border the pacific ocean or the gulf of mexico.

  12. Héctor Mario Alexis Brambila Cruz says:

    Mexican cuisine history

    Talk about mexican cuisine it’s not easy, our cuisine is so popular because the variety of influence from diverse cultures, you can find a great variety of dishes, with so many colors flavors, ingridients, herbs and spices.Thats the reason to be one of the popular cuisines all over the world.

    To begin we have to know the beginning of tradiccions this cuisine story start with pre-hispanic food is considered to be a rather exotic cuisine in mexico. the Mayan indians best legacy is the beans, corn, chillis and tropical fruits and some animals they hunt. In the precolumbian was the principal ingredient was the corn used on preparation of torillas and tamales, also another classes of chillis and beans. the spanish influence is so important to they introduced us the rice diet and meats like chicken, pork and beef; vegetables like onion and garlic and wines. they conmbined teir diet with the local cuisine and the result was amazing. The french influence was very useful in the empire of Maximillian and the precidency of Porfirio Diaz, they introduced a wide variety of baked goods in the mexican cuisine, the mexican sweet breads and bolillo are some of the examples of french influences on the mexican cuisine. It is believed that the french cooking techniques and the mexican ingredients made an excellent gastronomic combination even the mousses, crepes and a variety of soup was a legacy of french influence. The cuisine of mexico has evolved through the centuries through a blending of indigenous (used for thousands of years) and european elements. The tex-mex cuisine evolved on the texas-mexico in the southwest america and is a modification of the traditional mexican cuisine with an unusual american touch to it; the famous legacy of this one where the Frijoles refritos

    Mexican cuisine is a blend of all the above-mentioned influencesk, however mexican food varies by region and the influence of the local weather. The northern of mexico is famous for it’s beaf production and meats dishes; southeastern mexico, is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based preparations; seafood is commonly prepared in the states of mexico, which border the pacific ocean or the gulf of mexico.

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