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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: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Living In: San Nicolás De Los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico
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I was born In Monterrey Mexico. I lived 10 years in The U.S. as a child and 5 years as a young adult. When I lived in The U.S. as a young adult I had roomates from other countries and I loved to learn about their traditional cuisine.

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Home Town: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Living In: Brandon, Mississippi, USA
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Iran Almonte 

Cooking Level: Beginning
Home Town: Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Living In: Durham, North Carolina, USA
About me: My goal is to start a bakery that only sells desserts before I go off to college or after i graduate from college. I am bilingual (Spanish and English very well spoken.) I grew up…
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Home Town: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Living In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Mexican Pumpkin Empanadas

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2014 by **Jude**   view full review
This recipe is delicious! Totally loooved the pastry, think you can use it with pineapple,...

Asparagus Mushroom Bacon Crustless Quiche

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2014 by MexicoKaren   view full review
This just didn't hit the mark for us, primarily because of texture, which was more like a very...

Cherry Pound Cake

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2014 by **Jude**   view full review
Awesome cake, next time will go less time or less temperature, just because think it came out...

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