Spice, Tradition & Imagination
Mexican cuisine has been designated by UNESCO in 2010 as an intangible cultural heritage.
Who has not enjoyed a delicious taco with and cold coke? Its pure heaven.
Mexican cuisine is known throughout the world as being only tacos (which is part of the culinary heritage) but is more than that.
The culinary heritage of Mexico is primarily a fusion of indigenous mesoamerican cooking with European. The staples are native ingredients such as corn, beans, avocados, tomatoes, an array of peppers and cocoa beans. Europeans introduced meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheeses) and various herbs and spices.
All this mixture of cultures and methods of cooking gave birth to the many dishes that Mexicans and people around the world enjoy.
Some of the most notable dishes you can find vary depending in the state you are visiting as each has their own traditional dish.
In Puebla you can find an array of moles and jamoncillos (milk based candy). If you visit Yucatan you can find mayan inspired dishes like cochinita pibil, tamales in palm leafs and iguana soup. In Monterrey you will find barbecue and roasted meats like cabrito.
Regardless of where you visit, it is important to taste and enjoy each of the flavors. Remember that you are eating a tradition that has been passed down to us for hundreds of years and filled with history