The cuisine of Mexico - North America

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The foods of Mexico

    The Mexican (or American-Mexican/Tex-Mex) foods

    The word tortilla originates from the Spanish word tort meaning “cake” and its first documented use was around the mid-1600s. The food itself, a thin flatbread made from dried and finely ground corn, can be traced back many thousands of years to people of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico.
    Tortilla (usually flour tortilla, but it can be corn) folded in half, usually grilled but you can make it in a comal. If you put two tortillas with cheese in the middle (as a sandwich) you will get something called (in diffrent mexican places) a mulita (If it has al pastor meat it is called a gringa). Tortilla is not to be confused with the Spanish omelette (known as tortilla española, tortilla de patatas, or tortilla de papas in Spanish) that is consumed in South America and Spain.

    Burrito: a tortilla folded over a filling of beef and/or beans, and additional fillings such as cheese.

    Chimichanga: a crisp, deep-fried tortilla containing a spicy filling of meats, usually served with sour cream, meted cheese, etc.

    Wet burrito: a burrito covered with red chili sauce and melted cheese; is normally made with a flour tortilla; can contain meat or beans.

    Enchilada: a burrito covered with red chili sauce and cheese; is normally made with a corn tortilla; usually contains meat.

    Quesadilla: a tortilla folded over a filling of cheese (Monterrey jack, chihuahua, oaxaca, etc )and heated, broiled, or fried; can contain chicken or other fillings.

    Fajita: a thin strip of marinated and grilled meat served with tortillas, salsa, etc.

    Taco: a crispy fried tortilla folded over and filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

    Taquito: a small tortilla rolled around a filling of meat and cheese and deep-fried.

    In conclusion, then:

  • Burritos can contain meat; chimichangas almost always do and are fried.
  • Enchiladas and wet burritos are made with corn and flour tortillas respectively.
  • Quesadillas can contain meat; fajitas almost always do.
  • Taquitos are smaller than tacos and rolled up.

Cooking in Mexico

on The World Cuisine

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Cheese soufflé

Paella Valenciana

Caramel custard

Thai chicken lemon grass coconut soup -tom kai

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Chicken Fingers

Sriracha sauce

Sweet and Sour Pork


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