Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Everything you Need to Know About Traditional Mexican Food and Drink

In 2010 Mexican Cuisine was declared of such vital important that UNESCO added it to its list of “intangible cultural heritage.” But I was way ahead of them. I’d put Mexican cuisine at the top of my list of favorites many years ago…the first time I tasted fajitas and sipped on margaritas.

In 2011 I took my first trip to Mexico to taste the dishes I’d fallen in love with. I disembarked and rushed to the first restaurant I could find. I stared at the menu. For several minutes. I didn’t understand. Where was the chili con carne, the nachos, the burritos, the chimichangas or the sizzling skillet of fajitas in my choice of chicken, beef, or both? I turned the menu over, shook it out, expecting another page to fall loose. It didn’t. I spoke to the waiter. And that was when I discovered the truth.

I’d been besotted with Tex-Mex, a cuisine that derived not from Mexico, but a completely different country in the US-Mexican border state of Texas.

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This entry was posted on September 25, 2012 by in Destinations, Food & Drink, Latin America and tagged , , , , , .
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