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  Mexican cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mexican cuisine is known for its intense and varied flavors, colorful decoration, and the variety of spices that it has.
Mexican gastronomy, in terms of diversity of appealing tastes and textures, is one of the richest in the world in proteins, vitamins, and minerals, though some people characterize it as excessively spicy.
Mexican food varies by region, because of local climate and geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants and because these different populations were influenced by the Spaniards in varying degrees.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mexican_cuisine   (580 words)

 "Mexican Cuisine"
It is often said that "cuisine is culture", and to understand the development of Mexican cuisine it is important to know something of the history of Mexico.
Some of the greatest innovations in Mexican cuisine came from the inspiration of nuns, among whose activities were to cook for the monks and priests.
Mexicans are very proud of our cuisine; to us, it gives a sense of unity and identity everywhere in the world were we meet.
www.mexconnect.com /MEX/austin/0996food.html   (555 words)

 Mexican Food - Mexican Restaurants London, Mexican Cuisine
Mexican food may have previously had a slightly tarnished image in London because of fast food Mexican diners in the past however, Mexican food is now enjoying a justified popularity amongst Londoners.
Corn and beans were the staple foods of Mexican cuisine in the past and even today a Mexican meal isn't complete without tortillas (thin, round patties of pressed corn or wheat flour) and frijoles (beans, whether boiled, fried or refried).
Quesadillas are a typical Mexican dish and they illustrate perfectly the combination of Mexican cuisine (tortillas and chilli) and the Spanish influence (cheese and lettuce).
www.viewlondon.co.uk /eat_feat_mexican.asp   (297 words)

 Mexican Cuisine - Food Reference
Mexico has a number of regional cuisines, as the country is large and enjoys a number of climates and soils for a range of vegetables and fruits.
This cuisine was created in the 19th century by stuffing peppers with ground meat, almonds, raisins (on occasion other dried fruits were also employed), and pine nuts.
Mexican cuisine overall is natural, flavourful, colourful, always based on seasonal produce, and fresh.
www.foodreference.com /html/artmexicancuisine.html   (1509 words)

 The Cuisine of Mexico
Present-day Mexican food is a mixture of original Mayan and Aztec cuisine combined with the influence of the Spanish conquistadores.
Mexican food is known for its wealth of spices and intense, deep flavoring.
Authentic Mexican cuisine is not to be confused with the Americanized Tex-Mex or New Mexican food (grease-pit versions of Mexican food in Texas and New Mexico).
chetday.com /mexicancuisine.htm   (606 words)

 Mexican cuisine - by food author Howard Hillman
The regional Mexican cuisine has inspired the cliché combination dishes that are popular in restaurants outside of Mexico (plates crammed with tacos, enchiladas, tamales and tostados with tortillas, rice and refried beans).
Mexican cuisine wouldn't be the same without the chili, a native New World fruit.
Other Mexican cuisine favorites include the chayote (a large, sweet squash often served as a fruit), nopales (an edible cactus leaves), jicama (a starchy vegetables), cherimoya (often eaten raw with cinnamon and lime juice).
www.hillmanwonders.com /cuisines/mexican_cuisine.htm   (931 words)

 Inside Puerto Vallarta Travel Magazine: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Still, the tradition of Mexican cooking is alive and well, and the Mexican people are holding fast to their precious "siesta".
Mexican food is rich in color and flavor, and is quite diverse, as would be expected in a country with such diverse regional and geographical variation.
In addition, with Mexican food you will find evidence of the blending of two different heritages and cultures -- traditional and varied indigenous food creations are combined with Spanish influences.When all of the regional offerings and cultural blends are brought together, Mexican cooking is chalk-full of deliciously endless variety and creativity.
www.hypermex.com /html/pv_cook.htm   (468 words)

 Recipe Library: Mexican Cuisine
Mexican Chicken Divan is super for potluck suppers and holiday parties.
This casserole is meatless and you won't miss the meat, but if you have meat lovers in your family you can add one pound of browned ground meat to this casserole at the same time you add all the other ingredients into the baking dish.
The chorizo is a spicy Mexican sausage that is delicious with the mellow peas and flavorful rice.
www.homeschoolzone.com /m2m/mexican.htm   (1112 words)

 Mexican Cuisine - traditions and recipes on The Worlwide Gourmet
Though Mexican cuisine has become diversified, it is still firmly rooted in history.
In the "Culinary Handbook for the Mexican Girl," published in 1856, there were instructions for such Mexican dishes as ollo podrida (a spicy stew), tornachiles, torta de aguaautle and "drunken chicken," alongside recipes for Spanish almond soup, Alicante marzipan and French fricandeau de veau.
Ever since that day, Mexicans present their dishes in red and green, with tomato or red or green pepper sauces in the colours of their flag.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /countries/mexico/mexico.htm   (1127 words)

 Cooking Primer: Mexican Cuisine
The first law of Mexican cooking is that there is no single Mexican cuisine--there are several cuisines that share much in common.
Another enormous influence on the world's knowledge of Mexican cuisine came in 1972, when Diana Kennedy published The Cuisines of Mexico, causing the world to sit up and take notice.
The most salient feature of Mexican cooking is the emphasis it places on chilies, though how many varieties actually grow in Mexico is the subject of a fiery debate.
home.att.net /~jserdmann/Primers-Mexican.html   (827 words)

 MEXICAN CUISINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Many of the dishes we commonly associate with Mexican cooking are either not Mexican at all (fajitas, for example), or are prepared using less than authentic techniques and ingredients (melted Cheez Whiz heaped over a dish of corn chips for nachos).
Mexican cuisine is delightfully diverse, strongly regional and almost always bold (although not necessarily hot) in flavour.
As any Mexican will tell you, all tequila is not alike - tastes range from harsher white tequilas (known as blancos and used in mixed drinks) to darker añejos that have mellow, brandy-like qualities.
www.spanish-mexico.com /mexican-cuisine   (991 words)

Mexican dishes served in the festive atmosphere of the Bazaar del Mundo.
Mexican combination meals and Southwestern specialties fill the bill at this delightful family restaurant.
Mexican cuisine from secret recipes that have been in Alfonso's family for years.
www.sandiego-online.com /dining/cuisine/mexican.shtml   (1164 words)

 Open Directory - Home: Cooking: World Cuisines: Latin American: Mexican   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Chile Verde - A Mexican pork stew with onions, potatoes, tomatillos, garlic and jalapeno chiles.
The Cuisine of Nayarit - Brief description of the cuisine of the state of Nayarit in Central Mexico and its dishes.
Mexican Recipes - The collection is categorized by course and by ingredient including desserts, beef, poultry and pork.
dmoz.org /Home/Cooking/World_Cuisines/Latin_American/Mexican   (1786 words)

 Mexican Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mexican food may have improved a bit in Boston in the past few years, but even the widest survey is bound to be disappointing, especially if you're interested in anything beyond the usual yuppie Tex-Mex variations.
But Mexican Cuisine can get away with it, because if what it offers isn't exactly perfect, it's rare enough to merit $10 to $14 an entree.
Mexican Cuisine specializes in seafood, and the menu lists nine catch-of-the-day dishes.
bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/food/reviews/02-22-96/FOREST_CAFE.html   (1058 words)

 Rising Chefs - Mexican cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mexican cuisine widely influenced by Spanish culture that introduced spices from the Mediterranean.
The cuisine extends beyond tortillas and displays a horizon of colors, texture and flavors.
This recipe is a perfect Mexican meal accompanied by rice or refried beans.
www.risingchefs.com /PGMEXCUS.htm   (604 words)

 Mexican Cooking
Translated, it means, "The food tells the story." Of all the cuisines in the world, there may be no other that so perfectly represents the culture and history of its people as Mexican food.
Since then, Mexicans have celebrated each year by decorating their homes and buildings with Mexican flags and flowers in the red, white and green national colors.
If you're interested in Mexican cooking, the best place to start is to become familiar with the variety of herbs and spices that provide the distinct flavors and aromas so highly treasured in Mexican cuisine.
www.frontiercoop.com /documents/features/mexicancooking.html   (528 words)

 Mexico: Food
Mexican cuisine has some superb rich or spicy dishes, but we recommend that you take it easy for the first few days until your stomach has grown accustomed to its new environment.
Mexicans also suffer when they travel abroad, and if you stay in Mexico for more than a few weeks you may even experience the same acclimatization disorders when you reach home.
The staple food of generations of ordinary Mexicans, tortillas can be made of flour (more common in the north) or maize (the traditional method and still the most common in the south).
www.differentworld.com /mexico/common/pages/food.htm   (971 words)

 Food: Feature 1
Austin began to develop a reputation for great Mexican food in the Fifties and Sixties when Texas politicians such as Lyndon Johnson, John Connally, and Jake Pickle imported the local Tex-Mex cuisine to Washington and brought their colleagues back here to dine.
In the beginning, there was Tex-Mex. This hearty peasant cuisine was the creation of Texas' first immigrant population, the Spanish and Mexican settlers, who adapted the dishes of their native lands to the agricultural products, game, and domestic livestock that flourished in their new homeland.
And the Mexican restaurants here are so proud of their hot sauce (or sauces) that they'll enter a competition held outdoors in the hottest part of the summer just to show them off.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/vol18/issue28/food.mexican.html   (4018 words)

 Mexican restaurant, cuisine, burrito. Wichita, KS
Treat the entire family to traditional Mexican cuisine at Mexican Burrito 2.
With more than 10 years of experience, our Mexican restaurant promises fine quality, generous portions, and low prices.
Mexican cuisine including burritos, tacos, and specialty drinks.
www.mexicanburrito2.com   (164 words)

 Mexican Cuisine News
Mexican Cuisine News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Juanita's Foods is the first authentic Mexican food company to introduce a full line of restaurant quality refrigerated Mexican entrees.
I love Mexican food and I'm drawn to all of the flavors of that cuisine.
www.topix.net /food/mexican   (635 words)

 MEXICAN CUISINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Our Cuisine is something more than a set of recipies, requires the definition of it's techniques, characteristics and ingredients exclusively from México.
No other cuisine has "Antojitos" similar to the Mexican Cuisine: our "salsas" which are still made with the traditional "molcajete", and our "moles" in all of their great variety with the unique touch of Mexican Cuisine.
The mexican woman, has created the variety and the infinit, richness of the history of our cuisine.
mexico.udg.mx /cocina/ingles/ingles.html   (153 words)

 Mexican cuisine, pizzas, burritos, fajitas. Sitka, AK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Conveniently located by the St. Michaels Church in the middle of town, Hermanos Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine and homemade pizzas at the most competitive prices in the Sitka area.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our locally owned and operated Mexican restaurant features a variety of cooked to order meals for you to choose from.
Whether you are in the mood for pizzas, burritos, or shrimp fajitas, you can count on us for delicious Mexican cuisine that is worth more than you have to pay.
www.hermanosak.com   (122 words)

 Restaurant, Mexican Cuisine, Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas. Azle, Texas. - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pilos Mexican Bar and Grill is a family-owned-and-operated restaurant serving delicious Mexican cuisine.
When you choose to dine with us in our Mexican restaurant, you are treated to the finest cuisine around.
Mexican cuisine such as tacos, burritos, and fajitas.
www.pilosmexican.com   (213 words)

 Ethnic Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mexican cuisine is further enhanced by an incredible array of fruits
A simple salsa Mexicana is taken to new heights with a touch of cilantro and lime, while a complex mole sauce is always heavenly thanks to over thirty carefully-chosen herbs and spices which are added in and left to slowly simmer in the pot.
Mexicans like to distinguish between heat and flavor, something that can be lost on the untrained palate.
www.sallys-place.com /food/ethnic_cusine/mexico.htm   (3662 words)

 New Mexico Cuisine
By Nancy Gerlach R.D. The cuisine of New Mexico is a unique blend of three different cultures: Native American, Mexican and European.
Because of some common dishes, there is a tendency to lump the cuisines of the Southwest together, but New Mexican food is distinctly different from the foods of Arizona and Texas.
The "Corn Cuisine" of the Southwest includes red, yellow, and the distinctive New Mexico blue corn, that have all been cultivated for centuries.
www.fiery-foods.com /dave/nmcuisine.asp   (1724 words)

 Mexican Cooking
Mexican foods are an excellent choice for people who have specific dietary needs.
Central: Central Mexican cuisine features a variety of herbs, spices and chilies, blending the flavors of native Indian dishes with other recipes that show strong Spanish influences.
Northern : Northern Mexican cuisine is bold and smoky, combining a variety of grilled meats, poultry and fish with other fire-roasted ingredients.
www.frontiercoop.com /documents/features/mexicancooking3.html   (575 words)

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