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 Learn more about Cuisine in the online encyclopedia.
New cuisines are constantly evolving, as certain aesthetics rise and fall in popularity among professional chefs and their clientele.
A cuisine (from the French word for "kitchen") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
These cuisines are based on the cuisines of the countries from which the immigrant peoples came, primarily Europe.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/cu/cuisine.html   (460 words)

  
 Tex-Mex cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tex-Mex cuisine is characterized by its heavy use of meat (particularly beef), beans, and spices.
Tex-Mex is a highly spiced and vibrant style of cooking that developed as an evolution of Northern Mexican cuisine in Texas.
Nachos, crispy tacos, crispy chalupas, chili con queso, chili con carne, chili gravy, and fajitas are all Tex-Mex inventions.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tex-Mex_cuisine   (266 words)

  
 Fusion cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California Chef Wolfgang Puck is one of the pioneers of fusion cuisine - originating from Austria and working where Asia and America meet, he truly is at the heart of the world's culinary triangle.
These factors have made this type of cuisine accepted and popular in places like California and in large metropolitan areas.
The term generally refers to the innovations in many contemporary restaurant cuisines since the 1970s.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fusion_cuisine   (155 words)

  
 Niesje & Tex Province - The spice of La Margarita
Hearing many requests for Tex-Mex cuisine and taking into consideration their building style, they found partners and opened the restaurant in September of 1996.
Niesje and Tex Province have added spice to a fabulous dining experience in San Pedro by introducing Tex-Mex Cuisine at La Margarita Restaurant.
Tex and Niesje met there in 1975 and were married in 1979.
www.sanpedrosun.net /old/99-84.html   (599 words)

  
 Tex-Mex cuisine - Wikipedia
Tex-Mex is a highly spiced and vibrant style of cooking that was created as an extension and adaptation of Mexican cuisine to suit United States (specifically, Texan) tastes.
The ingredients used are often common in Mexican cuisine, although ingredients unknown in Mexico are often added.
The name is is derived from Texas and Mexico, whose joint culinary heritage it is.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tex-Mex_cuisine   (123 words)

  
 Epinions.com - Sabor Autentico: What Is and Isn't Tex-Mex
Tex-Mex is, in anthropological terms, a 'contact' and 'criollo' cuisine, emanating from the intersection of cultures and birthed and cradled in the Rio Grande Valley, the Nueces Strip and the brasada, and Old San Antonio.
Tex-Mex is explicitly not the cuisine of Mexico, a proud and separate tradition; nor by the same token is it norteamericano chow, food blanded-down to the gringo palate (the people who gave the world Wonder bread and Miracle Whip and Cream of Mushroom soup).
Cuisine alleged to be Tex-Mex — dishes that wrap themselves in that honored name the way tamales are wrapped in corn shucks — has become (always a dread risk) popular.
www.epinions.com /content_1008640132   (1320 words)

  
 houstonpress.com Cafe Brave Nuevo World 2000-12-21
I told him that Tex-Mex is an American regional cuisine for two reasons: First, because the ingredients that made it Tex-Mex, like flour, ground beef and yellow cheese, came from the American side of the border.
What we call Nuevo Tex-Mex is less sophisticated than Southwestern cuisine; it's unfaithful to authentic interior Mexican cooking's fussy mandates; and it's based on such familiar Tex-Mex forms as nachos, tacos, enchiladas and fajitas -- all served with lots of margaritas and cold beer.
Kennedy and her friends in the food community began referring to Americanized Mexican food as "Tex-Mex," a term previously used to describe anything that was half Texan and half Mexican.
www.houstonpress.com /issues/2000-12-21/cafe.html   (1943 words)

  
 Food: Feature 1
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.
Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Ravago and Gilliland, the food from Mexico's interior began to grow in popularity and spread to restaurants across Austin and the state, to the point that today many of the dishes and ingredients of interior cuisine are accepted as widely as their Tex-Mex counterparts.
Corn tortillas: the staple bread made from corn masa (dough), cooked on a hot griddle or comal; corn is the primary grain of Mexican cuisine.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/vol18/issue28/food.mexican.html   (4018 words)

  
 World of variety in Hispanic cuisine
The Tex-Mex cuisine tones down the spiciness, which comes from the variety of chile peppers used in traditional Mexican cuisine.
Black beans are a staple in cuisine from southern Mexico, from Mexico City to the tip of the country.
Asian cuisine also influences the dishes, with fried rice, soy sauce and ginger serving as important ingredients for meals.
www.freep.com /features/food/ffill2_20030902.htm   (922 words)

  
 Fusion cuisine - Wikipedia
It is generally used to refer to the innovations in many contemporary restaurant cuisines since the 1970's.
Success of this type of restaurants depends on diversity of cultures in their clientele.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fusion_cuisine   (121 words)

  
 Texas - Tex-Mex recipes
The origins of this hot and spicy flavoured cuisine go back to the 16th century, when the Aztecs of Mexico stuffed their maize pancakes with beans, corn and fowls.
During the 19th century, the “cow-boys” settled in the Southwestern region of the United States of America and since then, have adopted the Mexican cuisine.
They replaced corn flour with wheat flour and began to make new tortillas and spiced up their preparations willingly.
www.mysterra.org /webmag/travel-and-cook/texas.html   (359 words)

  
 Cuisine de Tex-Mex
El cuisine de Tex-Mex es caracterizado por su uso pesado de la carne (particularmente carne de vaca), de las habas, y de las especias.
Tex-Mex es un estilo altamente spiced y vibrant de cocinar eso desarrollada como evolución del cuisine mexicano norteño en Tejas.
Los ingredientes usados son comunes en cuisine mexicano, aunque los ingredientes desconocidos en México se agregan a menudo.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/cu/Cuisine%20de%20TexMex.htm   (161 words)

  
 Prepared Foods: Tex-Mex Blazes New Trails
Creative use of upscale and indigenous ingredients may bring Tex-Mex cuisine the respect it deserves.
For many noted chefs, including Stephen Pyles of Star Canyon in Dallas, creativity has given rise to a modern standard of Southwestern cuisine and the label "New Texas Cuisine"--food that encompasses the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the state.
Interestingly, it's easy to find restaurants throughout Texas and the country that deny they are Tex-Mex or call themselves something else, but offer distinctively Tex-Mex food such as nachos, chile-spiked dishes, fajitas and other tortilla-wrapped food.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3289/is_5_169/ai_63649586   (1187 words)

  
 About Slim's Tex Mex
Anthony is a true entrepreneur with a flair for setting the tone and menu so that people can sit down and enjoy their authentic Tex-Mex cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of south of the border cantinas.
Slim's Tex Mex was the starving brainchild of Anthony Ejarque.
He'd love to hear from you about good times, bad times, or recipes you'd like to see on the menu: Anthony@SlimsTexMex.com
www.slimstexmex.com /Default.aspx?tabid=253   (103 words)

  
 Cookbooks of the World - USA - Tex-Mex Cookbooks - 2
The result is a collection of mouth-watering recipes that have their roots in the Southwest but are prepared in the classic style of Tex-Mex cuisine that Matt has made so famous over the years.
An easy to follow guide to crafting genuine Tex Mex fare, from family favorites to gourmet variations that can be made in any kitchen.
In Matt Makes a Run for the Border, Matt leaves the cushy confines of his Dallas home and heads north, south, east, and west, exploring the hearty cuisine and local dishes created in the regions bordering the Lone Star state.
www.almudo.com /TexMexCookbooks2.htm   (366 words)

  
 Simon.com - Tenant Details
When it's the freshest in Tex Mex cuisine you crave, El Chico is the place.
www.simon.com /mall/tenant_details.aspx?ID=215&TID=2670   (30 words)

  
 Cookbook Profile: The Tex-Mex Cookbook
"Tex-Mex is the ugly duckling of American regional cuisines," begins the introduction of The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos.
From 1910 through 1930, the flood of Mexican immigrants fleeing the political uncertainty of the revolution, "re-Mexicanized" the Tejano community and broadened Mexican-American cuisine with new dishes from the interior, according to historians.
The result is a sometimes funny, often touching tribute to the ugly duckling bicultural border cuisine that became an all-American classic.
www.globalgourmet.com /food/special/2004/texmex/index.html   (546 words)

  
 Tex Mex cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tex_Mex_cuisine   (37 words)

  
 Prepared Foods: Tex-Mex cooking: A fusion of cultures - Formulation & Ingredient Challenges - Brief Article
Narrowing down the definition of Tex-Mex cuisine can be confusing, as it is a mixture of several cultures.
The cuisine is embraced by many and has gone mainstream.
The cuisine also features tortillas, rice, beans, corn, potatoes, cheese, cilantro, squash and onions.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3289/is_9_171/ai_91821614   (872 words)

  
 Alexandria Tex-Mex Restaurants - The Best Tex-Mex restaurants in Alexandria, VA, DC - 10Best
The cuisine is authentic Tex-Mex and so is the atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar.
The menu, a mix of Southern Californian and Mexican cuisine, is just as festive.
Lists are organized by cuisine and complete with contact information and a brief description highlighting the important features of the restaurant.
www.10best.com /Alexandria_VA,Washington,DC/Restaurants/Tex-Mex/index.html   (469 words)

  
 AOL CityGuide: - San Antonio - La Rosita Tex-Mex Cuisine - Restaurant
This is not the case at La Rosita Tex-Mex Cuisine.
Mexican Cuisine - Choose From A Variety Of Easy To Make Ethnic Food Recipes.
The extensive menu still supplies the palate with the usual favorites, but it moves into unfamiliar territory with specialties such as shrimp and beef fajitas and spinach and shrimp enchiladas.
cityguide.aol.com /sanantonio/dining/venue.adp?id=109240133   (319 words)

  
 Article - How To Make Beef Machaca
In Tex-Mex cuisine, an adapted version of the traditional machaca is a staple that can be served alone with tortillas and taco fixings, or as the basis for many other dishes.
The drying process preserved the beef, made it easy to pack on the trail, and it also gave the machaca a unique texture when prepared in the traditional fashion.
Many people still call it machaca, yet it also shows up on menus as “shredded beef.” The main difference being that the beef is not dried after cooking.
www.texascooking.com /features/jan2002beefmachaca.htm   (1299 words)

  
 Index of Category Recipes
This very untraditional pizza takes its inspiration from tex-mex cuisine.
Once the dough is done, preparation is minimal.
www.cafecreosote.com /Recipes/category_index.php3?cat=Mexican+Cuisine   (345 words)

  
 Margarita Rocks - Restaurant.com Where to Eat
There is something about Tex-Mex cuisine that gets the taste buds going and lets the appetite run wild.
Margarita Rocks offers diners warm hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine that will not easily be forgotten.
Bring your family and friends, pull up a chair, indulge in a tasty Margarita and catch up after a long week at the office.
www.restaurant.com /microsite.asp?rid=312524   (132 words)

  
 Fresh Tex-Mex
Combine with this home-style Texas cooking and you'll discover the superb and unique Tex-Mex cuisine.
There is an excitement about this "hot" cuisine.
The real heart and soul of these wonderful foods is healthy.
www.meridianmagazine.com /aroundthetable/010614tex.html   (1046 words)

  
 The Austin Chronicle: Food: Santa Rita Cantina
To me, the vibrant sauces and bold flavors that define interior Mexican cuisine seem to deaden in Tex-Mex kitchens, where bland ranchero sauce, heavy orange cheese, and greasy enchiladas prevail.
I have a confession to make: I have never been an enthusiast of Tex-Mex cuisine.
And so I was mildly stunned and genuinely excited about a new Tex-Mex restaurant that transcends the banality I tend to associate with this style of cooking.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2004-11-12/food_mini2.html   (608 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Tex-Mex Cookbook : A History in Recipes and Photos
While other writers may not take the `Tex' part of the term literally, Robb Walsh wishes to define the extent of `Tex-Mex' cuisine as truly that which is done or which originated within the boundaries of Texas, or some location very close by.
One critical `defining moment' in `Tex-Mex' cuisine occurred just thirty years ago, according to the author, when Diana Kennedy, the renowned interpreter of Mexican cuisines identified the style of cooking north of the Mexican border in `The Cuisines of Mexico' as something distinctly not part of Mexican culinary heritage.
The word `Tex-Mex' was not invented for the cuisine and may not have been applied to the cuisine until Diana Kennedy banished it from Mexican food styles.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767914880?v=glance   (2476 words)

  
 Table 4 - Guide to Eating Out in the UK
Today's Mexican cuisine is a mixture of the Native Mexican with Spanish.
Light neutral pure olive oils work best with Mexican cuisine.
It has a pleasant flavour similar to green-beans.
www.table4.co.uk /what/texmex   (1025 words)

  
 Melissa's World Variety Produce - Organic, Specialty & Recipes
Tex-Mex cuisine has exciting flavors, is simple to prepare, and is relatively inexpensive.
Sauce is the base of chili, as it is the basis of Tex-Mex cuisine, and can be robust or subtle, adjusting to individual preferences.
Authentic chili, a combination of meat and spices but no beans, was created by the Chili Queens of San Antonio, Texas, who set up open air stands to sell bowls of chili to the cowboys who came to town.
www.melissas.com /Magazine/index.cfm?article_id=117&Page_ID=69   (462 words)

  
 Welcome to Pancho's Tex Mex! Mexican Food, Texas Barbecue, and more!
Pancho's strives to serve consistently superior Tex-Mex cuisine in an inviting, casual and family atmosphere.
Welcome to Pancho's Tex Mex! Mexican Food, Texas Barbecue, and more!
We work as a team towards the common goal of ensuring that our customers' "Pancho Experience" is one of outstanding quality and value.
panchostexmex.com   (69 words)

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