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The largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. The Spanish had been entrenched in Mexico since 1519, when they conquered the Mayan and Aztec civilizations, beginning the “Columbian Exchange” of foods. The Spanish brought wheat, pigs, beef, and cheese to the New World and carried back corn (cultivated in Mexico for 7,000 years), potatoes, tomatoes, beans, chiles, and chocolate. Mexico’s rich bounty is offered up at magnificent outdoor food markets held throughout Mexico. Regional styles exist under Mexican cuisine’s wide umbrella. In the north, flour tortillas and beef are popular. Elsewhere pork and corn tortillas are more plentiful. Whether corn or flour, tortillas are an important part of Mexican meals. Filled with meats, beans, and rice, they are eaten by hand, or rolled and covered with a sauce. Like corn tortillas, tamales begin as cornmeal dough, only the dough is stuffed into corn husks and steamed rather than flattened into disks and griddled.
 

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Home Town: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Preparing to gradguate from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago in affiliation with Le Cordon Bleu program this september. Doing My externship at a mexican restaurant to grow on my mexican cuisine skills

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Ronald Surles 

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Home Town: Portland, Oregon, USA
Living In: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
About me: Have been cooking since I was 10. Went to Clarke JR College for Hotel Resturant Mangement. Cooked For a Railroad Maintance Gang for 4 Years. Was a Manager for a Upscale Hamburger…
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Home Town: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Living In: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Home Town: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Living In: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 

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Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2015 by MexicoKaren   view full review
I agree that this is a four star recipe as written, and I have mixed feelings about posting...

Southern Pulled Pork

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Fantastic!!

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2015 by Phil Micheal   view full review
This was amazing! It's my new super easy "go to" dessert recipe whenever fresh blueberries are...

 
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