Mexican Food

Mexican food continued evolving as new products and techniques were introduced into Mexico from different places. We can find recipes and ingredients originally from South America, the Caribbean and even Africa.

The Mexican cuisine eventually met the cuisine from the north, and Tex-Mex food was created. Tex-Mex food is a blend of flavors and recipes from the Mexican, Texan and American culture. Today we can find several different kinds of foods Mexicans eat, from enchiladas, tacos and burritos to award-winning gourmet creations.

Regardless of the foreign elements present in Mexico’s nouvelle cuisine, the main ingredients remain the same recipe after recipe. The most common ingredient used in Mexican food iscorn. Like the ancient civilizations that lived in the region, Mexicans have learned how to cook almost every meal with corn. Corn flour is the main component involved in the preparation of the Mexican food, and corn is also used in many forms for a wide variety of meals, including candy.

Another typical ingredient is the chili, which has a strong, hot flavor. It is used to condiment several meals, and is the main component of the Tabasco Hot Sauce. “Chili con Carne”, or Chili and Meat, is a typical preparation involving Chili. It’s a sort of stew, with small pieces of meat and some vegetables all mixed together with hot Chili sauce.

Perhaps the most famous products of the Mexican cuisine are the dessertsMexican dessertscombine hot elements and sweet elements to produce unique sensations on the mouth, because of both flavor and texture, and the combination of smells is also one of a kind.

Mexican candy is not only a piece of Mexican food, but also a piece of Mexican art. The “Calaveras de Azúcar”, or sugar skulls, are specially prepared for the Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Corn-flavored candy is also a typical product.

Every tourist will find Mexican cuisine to be an interesting choice. It is commonly said that visiting Mexico and not tasting Mexican food is like not visiting Mexico at all.

Famous Foods

This is one that is a famous dish at Mexico. Birria (pronounced bírria, accented on the first syllable) is a spicy Mexican meat stew usually made with goat, lamb, or mutton, often served during festive periods, such as Christmas, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day, and weddings. Originally from Jalisco, it is a common dish in some Mexican food establishments. It is served with corn tortillas, onion, cilantro, and lime. Birria is made using a base of dried roasted peppers. This gives birria both its characteristic savoriness as well as its remarkable variety, as different cooks will choose different peppers to use for the broth base. Birria is served by combining a bowl of broth with freshly chopped roasted meat of the customer's choice. One eats it by filling a corn tortilla with meat, onions and cilantro, seasoning with fresh squeezed lime juice, and then dipping it into the broth before eating it. The broth itself is also eaten with a spoon or by drinking from the bowl.

Enchiladas

This is another famous dish at Mexico. Enchiladas date back to Mayan times when people in the Valley of Mexico would eat corn tortillas wrapped around small fish. These days both corn and flour tortillas are used and are filled with meat, cheese, seafood, beans, vegetables or all of the above.

Mexican Mole

This is another as well, a famous dish at Mexico. The mole is Mexico's national dish, yet it is simply a sauce. Did you think it was the taco? Or maybe one of those salty monstrosities you get from Chipotle? Nope, it's a bit more refined and a bit more flavorful. Although many believe the word comes from the Spanish word moler, meaning "to grind" it actually comes from a Nahuatl (Aztec) word, mollimeaning, of course, "sauce" or "mixture." Most people have probably never experienced an honest to goodness mole. Mexican restaurants in the U.S., which churn out generic cookie-cutter dishes that are one step removed from fast food, certainly rarely make real Mexican moles. The flavors are are sweet, nutty, roasted, and slightly bitter.