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The History of Chilaquiles

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Michael Espinoza

on 27 May 2015

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Transcript of The History of Chilaquiles

The History of Chilaquiles
Michael Espinoza
Chilaquiles is orginated from Mexico. Although there are different variations to the way that this dish is made. For example in Guadalajara, cazuelas are kept on in order to make the food itself thicker. As in Sinaloa, people sometimes people use white sauce instead of red or green. The recipe ended up coming to America in 1898 by a cook book "The Spanish Cook" By Encarnacion Pinedo
Recipe orgin
The reason why I chose to do this dish is becuase it had an amazing background. The word chilaquiles comes from the ancient Nahuatl word for chilis and greens. The Nahuatl language happened to be used by the Aztecs. This dish is a very common food that has existed for years and an important reminder of the history of Mexican Lifestyle.
Myths/Story
Tomatillos
Tomatillos orginated in 1597 from New Mexico where many other foods were made. It was also a part of the Pre - Columbian trade routes. This helped with the preparation of the salsa verde.
Chili Pepper
Chili peppers orginated in the Americas in 7500 BC. They were also a part of the Columbian Exchange as well. It was eventually traded to Asia, Britian, Africa, India, and other parts of the world. India is currently the world's largest consumer and exporter of chili peppers. The chili peppers were used to add spice to the dish.
Olives
Oilves originated from Greece in circa. 6oo B.C.E. This also played a role in the columbian exchange. It was added to the dish to give it a sour taste.
Tortillas/Maize
Maize originated from Mexico and was cultivated in Mesoamerica in circa. 2500 B.C.E. European contact ended up spreading to plant which lead to the development of the Tortilla. Maize did have a role in the Columbian Exchange. The tortilla was also made in Mexico but have different variations around the world.
Chicken
Chicken was overall almost found everywhere and was traded with other livestock in the Columbian Exchange. The Chicken was the meat of the whole entire dish. You can use any part of the chicken when making this dish.
Queso Blanco
Queso Blanco or Queso Fresco is an unaged white cheese mainly used in the Latin american countries along with Mexico. It is made from cows milk and is the base of the dish. Cows were also traded in the Columbian Exchange.
Columbian Exchange
Almost all ingredientes that were involved in the making of this dish were from the Columbian Exchange. This trade took place in the 15th through 16th centuries. This overall had a major impact on the world. It also made it possible for the dish to be made.
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