Food Of Central America and Mexico (All pictures are from google images)
Glossary <ul><li>Tortilla- thin cornmeal pancake </li></ul><ul><li>Masa dough- dough made from corn </li></ul><ul><li>Homi...
Mexico - Diet <ul><li>tortas  (hollow rolls stuffed with meat, cheese, or beans) </li></ul><ul><li>tamales  (masa dough, m...
Mexico -   Etiquette   and   Facts <ul><li>Most meals are eaten as a family. </li></ul><ul><li>Food bought at a street ven...
Guatemala - Diet <ul><li>Tamalitos  (similar to Mexico’s tamales) </li></ul><ul><li>Fried   pl atanos  (bananas) are eaten...
Guatemala - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Most people eat three meals a day, but poorer families may only eat one, and snack...
El Salvador - Diet <ul><li>Food has much less spice than other Central American countries  </li></ul><ul><li>Most people e...
El Salvador - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Guests compliment the host’s food </li></ul><ul><li>The host will continue to of...
Honduras - Diet <ul><li>tapado  (beef stew with vegetables and coconut milk) </li></ul><ul><li>mondongo  (tripe and beef k...
Honduras - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Fork is held in right hand, knife in left. </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee breaks are take...
Nicaragua - Diet <ul><li>oil is used frequently in cooking </li></ul><ul><li>gallo pinto  (fried rice and beans) is eaten ...
Nicaragua - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>The midday meal is followed by a  siesta . </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast is eaten ve...
Costa Rica - Diet <ul><li>gallo pinto  are eaten at virtually every meal </li></ul><ul><li>casado  (beans, salad or eggs, ...
Costa Rica - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Mealtime is to be enjoyed, and is extended by conversation  </li></ul>
Panama - Diet <ul><li>It is said in Panama that “if one hasn't had rice, then they haven't really eaten a meal”, as rice i...
Panama - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Food is served in the following order: guests, men, children, women/cook.  </li></ul>
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Food in Central America and Mexico

5,611 views

Published on

This is a description of different foods eaten in the area.

  • Be the first to comment

Food in Central America and Mexico

  1. 1. Food Of Central America and Mexico (All pictures are from google images)
  2. 2. Glossary <ul><li>Tortilla- thin cornmeal pancake </li></ul><ul><li>Masa dough- dough made from corn </li></ul><ul><li>Hominy- dried corn kernels </li></ul><ul><li>Tripe- made from an animal’s stomach </li></ul><ul><li>Plantains- a type of banana </li></ul><ul><li>Siesta- long nap/rest </li></ul>Corn tortilla hominy plantains
  3. 3. Mexico - Diet <ul><li>tortas (hollow rolls stuffed with meat, cheese, or beans) </li></ul><ul><li>tamales (masa dough, made of corn, wrapped in a corn husk) </li></ul><ul><li>quesadillas (tortillas baked with fried cheese) </li></ul><ul><li>tacos (folded tortilla with meat and vegetables inside) </li></ul><ul><li>salsa (a dipping sauce made of green or red chiles and green or red tomatoes, and salt, water, and cilantro) </li></ul><ul><li>mole (a chile chocolate sauce that can be poured over chicken) </li></ul><ul><li>posol (a soup-like dish with hominy and pork, white cabbage, salsa, or lemon) </li></ul><ul><li>menuda (similar to posole, but with cow stomach instead of hominy and pork) </li></ul>Pictured: tamales
  4. 4. Mexico - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Most meals are eaten as a family. </li></ul><ul><li>Food bought at a street vendor is eaten at the stand; it is considered rude to walk down the street while eating </li></ul>
  5. 5. Guatemala - Diet <ul><li>Tamalitos (similar to Mexico’s tamales) </li></ul><ul><li>Fried pl atanos (bananas) are eaten with honey, cream, or black beans. </li></ul><ul><li>Meat is usually stewed </li></ul><ul><li>Sauces are an important part of the meal </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee is served with lots of cream and sugar. </li></ul>Pictured: fried platanos
  6. 6. Guatemala - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Most people eat three meals a day, but poorer families may only eat one, and snack on tortillas the rest of the day. Dinner is usually light, and eaten after 7 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>The entire extended family gathers for the main meal (midday) on weekends. Sometimes, women serve the meal and eat later. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people eat sweetbread and coffee at 4 p.m.; schoolchildren are served hot cereal at 10 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>After the meal, everyone says muchas gracias (many thanks), to which all reply buen provencho (good appetite). </li></ul><ul><li>One must always finish the food on their plate, but wait to be offered more (not ask for it themselves). </li></ul>
  7. 7. El Salvador - Diet <ul><li>Food has much less spice than other Central American countries </li></ul><ul><li>Most people eat frijoles (red beans), cooked in different ways </li></ul><ul><li>thicker corn tortillas </li></ul><ul><li>pupusas (tortillas stuffed with meat, beans, and cheese). </li></ul><ul><li>Meat is mostly eaten by the wealthy, while poorer families eat their own livestock, and only every once in a while </li></ul>Pictured: pupusas
  8. 8. El Salvador - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Guests compliment the host’s food </li></ul><ul><li>The host will continue to offer more food until the guest declines; in a poorer family’s home, a guest is not expected to accept more food </li></ul><ul><li>In rural families, the wife eats alone, after the guests </li></ul><ul><li>Men stand when a woman leaves the table. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Honduras - Diet <ul><li>tapado (beef stew with vegetables and coconut milk) </li></ul><ul><li>mondongo (tripe and beef knuckles) </li></ul><ul><li>nacatamales (pork tamales) </li></ul><ul><li>torrejas (similar to French toast) served at Christmas) </li></ul><ul><li>Topogios or charamuscas (frozen fruit juice in plastic bags) are very popular in the summer months. </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee is served with the main meal of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Soft drinks are popular, and North American fast food restaurants are prevalent in big cities. </li></ul>Pictured: topado
  10. 10. Honduras - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Fork is held in right hand, knife in left. </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee breaks are taken in the late morning and mid-afternoon. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nicaragua - Diet <ul><li>oil is used frequently in cooking </li></ul><ul><li>gallo pinto (fried rice and beans) is eaten for breakfast and dinner in many families. </li></ul><ul><li>enchiladas (tortilla dipped in oil is filled and topped with cheese, sauce, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>nacatamales (tamales in a banana leaf) </li></ul><ul><li>mondongo </li></ul><ul><li>vigoron (vegetables with pork skin) </li></ul><ul><li>baho (meat, vegetables, and plantains) </li></ul><ul><li>fried platanos </li></ul>Pictured: enchiladas
  12. 12. Nicaragua - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>The midday meal is followed by a siesta . </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast is eaten very early to allow the workday to start earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Rural families eat together most of the time, but urban families are usually only able to do this on holidays and weekends </li></ul>
  13. 13. Costa Rica - Diet <ul><li>gallo pinto are eaten at virtually every meal </li></ul><ul><li>casado (beans, salad or eggs, meat, and plantains) is a common lunch </li></ul><ul><li>olla de carne (beef stew) </li></ul><ul><li>Tamales, made with meat, vegetables and cornmeal, wrapped in a plantain leaf, and stewed (served at Easter and Christmas) </li></ul><ul><li>lengua en salsa (beef tongue in sauce) </li></ul><ul><li>Mondongo </li></ul><ul><li>empanadas (turnovers) </li></ul><ul><li>arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) </li></ul><ul><li>gallos (tortillas with meat and vegetable filling). </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee is very popular; adults often take 2-3 coffee breaks per day. </li></ul>Pictured: arroz con pollo
  14. 14. Costa Rica - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Mealtime is to be enjoyed, and is extended by conversation </li></ul>
  15. 15. Panama - Diet <ul><li>It is said in Panama that “if one hasn't had rice, then they haven't really eaten a meal”, as rice is served with nearly every meal </li></ul><ul><li>Fish is common, sometimes in soups </li></ul><ul><li>For a snack, people will eat a piece of fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee is served throughout the day </li></ul><ul><li>C hicha is another popular drink, made from water, sugar, and fresh fruit. sancocho (chicken soup) </li></ul><ul><li>guacho (rice soup) </li></ul><ul><li>bollo (corn mush boiled in the husk) </li></ul><ul><li>carne guisado (stewed beef with tomatoes and spices) </li></ul><ul><li>arroz con pollo (but only on special occasions) </li></ul><ul><li>In urban areas, there is a fusion of traditional dishes and international foods. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Panama - Etiquette and Facts <ul><li>Food is served in the following order: guests, men, children, women/cook. </li></ul>

×