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  • 1. Mexican Food and Beverages By Denice Perez
  • 2. History
    • Spanish Conquistadores arrived in Mexico City
    • Diet consists of corn-based dishes with chiles and herbs.
    • Beans, nopales and tomatoes
    • Indigenous people ate avocados, papaya, guava, jicama
    1. www.gourmetsleuth.com/...Beverages.../chocolate-mayordomo.aspx
  • 3. Mexican Cuisine
    • Mayan Indians influence
    • The conquest of Mexico by Spain in 1521 had a great influence on Mexican cuisine.
    • Traditional ingredients include beans, chocolate, corn, squash, tomatoes, chocolate, avocado, vanilla, spices, and of course, chili peppers.
  • 4. Regions in Mexico
    • The six regions of Mexico differ greatly in their cuisines
    • Central Mexico's cuisine is largely influenced by the rest of the country, but has unique and tasty dishes such as barbacoa, pozole, menudo, carnitas.
    1. www.gourmetsleuth.com/...Beverages.../chocolate-mayordomo.aspx
  • 5. Tradition 1. www.gourmetsleuth.com/...Beverages.../chocolate-mayordomo.aspx
  • 6. Classic Meals 1. www.gourmetsleuth.com/...Beverages.../chocolate-mayordomo.aspx
  • 7. Chocolate
    • Chocolate played an important part in the history of Mexican cuisine
    • Chocolate was first drunk rather than eaten.
    • It was used as currency and for religious rituals.
    • he drink, called xocoatl, was often flavored with vanilla, chili pepper, and achiote
    1. www.gourmetsleuth.com/...Beverages.../chocolate-mayordomo.aspx
  • 8. Tortillas
    • The word tortilla Spanish denotes two different classes of foods, one basically an omelette which may have added ingredients, the other a flat thin cake of maize or flour.
    • The Aztecs used a lot of corn, both eaten straight from the cob and in recipes. They ground the corn, and used the cornmeal to make a dough called masa.
    1. www.gourmetsleuth.com/...Beverages.../chocolate-mayordomo.aspx
  • 9. Beverages
    • Tequila
    • Beer
    • Aguas Frescas
    • - Mango
    • - Cantaloupe
    • - Pineapple
    • -Watermelon
    • Hot Chocolate
    • - chocolatl means chocolate in Nahautl in an Aztec language
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