Nation of America <br />[Culture]:<br />Food<br />
<ul><li>Mexican food is well recognized for its great flavor, colorful decorations and the many spices.
Mexican food is based on pre-Columbian traditions (Aztecs and Maya) and culinary trends introduced by Spanish colonists.
The conquistadores combined the imported diet of rice, beef, pork, chicken, wine, garlic and onions with the native pre-Columbian food that included maize, tomato, vanilla, avocado, papaya, pineapple, chili pepper, beans, squash, sweet potato, peanut and turkey
Mexican food can varies from region to region because of the climate, geography, ethnic indigenous diversities and the influence of Spaniards
The north is known for its beef, goat and ostrich production
Central is known from its barbacoa, pozole, menudo, tamales, and carnitas.</li></ul>"Chocolate" originated from Mexico's Aztec cuisine<br />
<ul><li>Mexican cooking, in terms of variety of pleasing taste and texture, is one of the riches in the world in proteins, vitamins and minerals, though some people describe it as very spicy.
Southeastern part is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based dishes
Because of its geographical location food is Caribbean influenced
Seafood is common in the states that border the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico
The most internationally recognized dishes include chocolate, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, </li></ul>burritos, tamales and mole among others. Regional dishes include mole poblano, chiles en nogada and chalupas from Puebla; cabrito and machaca from Monterrey, cochinitapibil from Yucatán, Tlayudas from Oaxaca, some sea food “a la Veracruzana” as well as barbacoa, chilaquiles, milanesas, and more … <br />