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Mexican

  1. 1. MEXICAN CUISINE AN INSIGHT
  2. 2. NATIONAL NAME : ESTADAS UNIDAS MEXICANAS GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS AREA : 1967183 CAPITAL : MEXICO CITY IMPORTANT CITIES : GUADALARARA , MONTERREY , LEON LANGUAGE : SPANISH PRINCIPAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS : RICE, WHEAT CORN , COTTON , COFFEE
  3. 3. INFLUNCE ON MEXICAM CUISINE CENTRAL AMERICA MEXICAN CUISINE SPAIN ARABS INFLUNCE OF SPAIN PIG REARING CULTIVATION OF RICE NEW COOKING METHODS INFLUNCE OF ARABS CULTIVATON OF MAIZE RED BEANS
  4. 4. CHARACTERISTIS FEATURES NO HAY REGLAS FIJAS (No Fixed Rules ) INVENTIVENESS SHEER SIZE& DIVERSITY COOKING STYLE : LONGER PERIOD DIFFERENT MEAT SAME SAUCE
  5. 5. MEXICAN INGREDIENTS CHILLIES : Rich in Vitamin C also low caloric value (22 per 100 gm) Dried Red Chilies Green Chilies • Ancho Sarrano • Mulato Jalapeno • Pasilla Pobalano • Chipotle • Sweet Green Chilies • Guero • Valenciano
  6. 6. MEXICAN INGREDIENTS • Beans : Black beans (frijol negero), Specked beans (frijol pinto , Red Kidney Beans (frijol rojo ) • Cooking Fat : Lard & Olive Oil • Nuts as Thickening : Ground nuts , Pecannuts , Walnuts almonds ,Hazelnuts , Pine nuts • Herbs & Spices : Anise, Allspice, By leaf, Cinnamon , Coriander seeds , Cumin ,Oregano , Sesame seeds , Parsley • Chorizo : Mexican Sausage • Annato : Flavoring and clouring agent
  7. 7. MEXICAN TERMS • Masa : Corn dough used for tortillas • Mole : Highly flavored salsa • Cilantro : Fresh coriander • Tortillas: Flat bread made from Masa or wheat flour • Antojitos : Corn dishes • Salsa : Commonly refereed to all the sauces • Salsa Fresca : All salsas made form fresh vegetables • Refritos : Re fried Beans • Frijoles : Beans • Arroz : Rice • Huevo : Eggs
  8. 8. MEXICAN TERMS • Fajitas : Cut of meat also the style of cooking • Pan : Bread • Ensalads: salads • Posters : Desserts • Pescados : Fish • Aves : Poultry • Verduras : Vegetables • Bebidas : Drink
  9. 9. TORTILLAS TYPES • Tacos : Sandwich • Enchiladas : Rolled • Tostadas : Small Crispy Tart • Chiliaqiles : Small Thin Strips • Quesadillas : Filled • Flautas : Stuffed , Rolled , Deep fried • Chimichangas : Stuffed , Folded From Four Sides • Nachos: Crispy fried Tortillas • Empanads : Tortillas Turnover , sweet or Savory • Burritos : 12 inch flour tortillas , little donkey
  10. 10. MEXICAN CHEESE • Manchego : Ewes Milk , soft ,57% fat • Quesco Fresco : Soft white crumby ,cows milk MEXICAN BEVERAGE • Tequila • Pulque • Mescal • Sangria • Rompope

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