Origins of: Mexican Cuisine
The gastronomy of Mexico has a great diversity of typical dishes, which is why in 2010 it was recognized as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
Mexican cuisine is known for its succulence and its great variety. Its origins date back to the pre-Hispanic period, when a large number of dishes revolved around corn, chili peppers, beans, pumpkins, avocado, tomato, cocoa, nopal, rabbit meat, armadillo and turkey, as well as insects, frogs, turtles and a wide variety of fruits such as plums and pitayas.
With the arrival of the Spaniards there was also a miscegenation in gastronomy and pre-Columbian dishes were enriched with the introduction of fruits, sugar, oil, rice, wheat, spices, and cattle. This way the dishes that have made Mexican Gastronomy world famous such as: mole, chiles en nogada, lime soup, cochinita pibil, carnitas and the famous tacos, among others were born.
Drinks such as tequila, beer, fresh waters of various tropical fruits, atole, champurrado and chocolate also emerged. As for desserts, Mexican Cuisine also has its important contributions with flan, capirotada and the great variety of traditional sweets made with milk and sugar.
As you will realize, Mexican food is much more than spicy food, and yes, it is true that Mexicans are lovers of spicy, but the reality is that it is an extra and completely optional ingredient that is served separately.
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