Mexican Cuisine

Mexico- All those amazing foods you’ve been ignoring

Mexico is a melting pot of nationalities, with Indo-European and Indian populations making up more than 90 percent of the population. There are 62 Indian tribes and 360 Indian languages in the country. Nahuatl is the largest Indian group with 2.446 million people, accounting for 23.9% of the total Indian population. Next came the Mayan ethnic group with 1.476 million, accounting for 14.4 percent.

The diversity of peoples has led to a clash of cultures, creating a cuisine that is unique and unique to Mexico, so fusion is the main attraction of Mexican cuisine.

As the youngest culture in the New World of America, the cultural integration of the Old World and the New World natives naturally penetrated into all aspects, including the diet.

However, in Canada and the United States, the two major countries in the Americas, the white European culture has crowded out the indigenous culture, but there is no trace of integration. In recent years, due to the increase of immigrants and the enhancement of cultural awareness, they have begun to play the integration card.

For example, the fusion of Mexican food, which already belongs to the fusion cuisine, and other cuisines again, forming a quite interesting new situation.

Different from Canada and the United States, Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Mexico, have far more harmonious and in-depth exchanges between European culture and indigenous culture. The two cultures are almost equally divided, and a new type of fusion culture is finally formed.

The characteristic of fusion culture is its diversity, which is difficult to generalize and classify; As well as fluidity, Mexican food is still a fusion of various foreign cuisines, including Chinese. Many cuisines are not fixed, and the recipes used in different regions and eras are very different.

But Mexican cuisine is still the most stereotyped of all Latin American cuisines, and it’s still difficult to generalize the characteristics of many Latin American cuisines, but Mexican cuisine already has a large number of dishes that are basically stereotyped as paradigms.

This is partly due to the fact that Mexican cuisine has been fused for a long time, and many fusion dishes have been fixed as classics.

On the other hand, the popularity of Mexican food in the United States and other Western countries has further deepened its own stylization.

The fusion characteristics of Mexican cuisine from the perspective of cuisine. From food, hot pepper, corn and beans is indigenous to the local natural ingredients, europeans, especially the Spaniard is introduced pigs, cattle and sheep and other livestock (native rarely eat other meat) other than the native, and dairy products include cheese.

Rice and various Asian spices were also indirectly introduced from the West. In terms of cooking techniques, the Aboriginal people used stone mills to mash various ingredients to make salsa or sauces, while from the West came various baking techniques and the preparation of various desserts including cakes.

Although we are more exposed to Mexican food in the UK are Taco, Fajita, Enpanada, chimichanga and so on.

But for the NTH time, we have found some of the most important dishes in Mexico, but not in other countries, including Britain

Mexican chocolate hot sauce

Mole sauce is a seasoning sauce invented by Mexican Indians.

Mexico produces all kinds of chili peppers

Mexican rice dumplings

It’s called Tamali in English, tamal in Spanish, and often called Mexican zongzi in Chinese. It consists of masa wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and steamed. The ingredients and preparation are different from Chinese zongzi, but the filling can be sweet or salty, which is similar to Chinese zongzi.

Originating in Central America between 8000-5000 BC, Tamali was widely used as a portable food for armies and long-distance travelers in the familiar Maya and Aztecs, as well as in the Mesoamerican civilizations that preceded them. In addition, the tower marley also played an important role in festivals and worship.

In modern Mexico and some of the southwestern United States bordering Mexico (such as California, New Mexico, and Texas), Tamali is celebrated in early mid-November. This year, it falls on November 11.

Mexican roast pork

It is also a very dark dish. It’s a representative of Yucatan cuisine. The Yucatan Peninsula was the center of Mayan culture, and it is also the area with the largest number of Mayans and the best preservation of Mayan culture. So for authentic, non-Western, indigenous Mexican cuisine, Yucatan is a must-see.

Mexican food is simple, passionate, delicious, unpretentious, untouchable, appetizing and satisfying, and best of all — most of the calories are low, making it an ideal way to spend a good summer.

 

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