Category: Mexican Food

May 17

Utensils and Cookware for Mexican Cuisine

As in every culture, Mexican cuisine is prepared not just with traditional native ingredients but with the tools to shape and cook them. Those tools have developed over centuries of experience and combined today with modern technology to give the chef the best of both worlds. One of the most basic and widely used is …

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May 17

Mexican Food – All About Salsa

The title refers here to the sauce, or (in Spanish) mole, not to the popular dance. But a good salsa can make you want to move your body in an excited rhythm. To citizens of the U.S., salsa is nothing more than a mix of fresh chopped tomatoes with spices. But in Mexico, salsa recipes …

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May 17

All About Chile Peppers

Though some experts dispute the wisdom of calling chiles ‘peppers’, there’s no disagreement about what they add to Mexican food: great taste and a lot of zing. Chiles are now grown in many countries around the globe. India is one of the world’s largest producers today, growing a millions tons per year. But, while the …

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May 16

How to Make Mexican Pizza

Pizza may be associated more often with Italy, but the Mexican variety is hardly just a cheap knock-off. Quite the opposite. A good Mexican pizza will knock your socks off. They do have some things in common – flour, cheese, tomatoes. But there the similarities end. Mexican pizza is a world away from that of …

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May 02

Mexican Breakfast

How you define a traditional Mexican breakfast depends on how far back in history you want to look. Aztecs thought themselves fortunate to have the first meal of the day be a nice grilled Iguana. A Mayan may well have regarded a raw grasshopper as a delicious fat-rich meal in the morning. While Mexican breakfast …

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Apr 17

How To Make Refried Beans

Two simple steps and you’re on your way to some great tasting refried beans. Start with great tasting ingredients. Get the freshest possible dried pinto beans. Anything that has been sitting around in a bag for a few months, even dried, will not make for the best result. Plus, the older they are the longer …

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Mar 17

The Cuisine of Mexico

Say ‘Mexican food’ and most will think of burritos and tacos. But those, and other very heavy foods, are the traditional product primarily of Northern Mexico. There’s much more to the country and its cuisine. Not only are there regional differences, but Mexico itself is a diverse land of Aztec, Mayan and Spanish influences, with …

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Feb 17

Mexican Food for the Health Conscious

Mexican food has the reputation for being high fat and high calorie. Some of that reputation may be deserved. A single beef and cheese chimichanga is about 445 calories and is high in sodium and fat. Even a small taco is around 400 calories and can be high in fat, especially when laden with sour …

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Jan 03

Mexican Food Is Full of Variety

Mention Mexican food and most people will instantly think of tacos or burritos. But just as Mexico itself is a rich and diverse culture composed of elements from the centuries, so is Mexican cuisine equally varied. A burrito for breakfast is far from unknown. But there are many other choices on the menu, as well. …

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