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Transcript of Mexican Food
Comida Mexicana Tortillas Definition
a thin, round, unleavened bread prepared from cornmeal or sometimes wheat flour,
baked on a flat plate of iron, earthenware, or other like objects Origin On 22 April 1519, Spaniards led by Hernán Cortés, also known as Hernando Cortez, arrived in what is now Mexico. They found that the inhabitants (Aztecs and other native Mexican peoples) made flat maize bread. The native Nahuatl name for this was tlaxcalli.Sometime about 3000 BC, people of the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico hybridized wild grasses to produce large, nutritious kernels we know as corn. Mexican anthropologist and maize historian Arturo Warman credits the development of corn with the rise of Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Mayans and the Aztecs, which were advanced in art, architecture, math and astronomy. The significance of corn was not lost on indigenous cultures that viewed it as a foundation of humanity. It is revered as the seed of life. According to legend, human beings were made of corn by the Gods. By the time Spaniards reached the shores of what is now Mexico in the 1400s, indigenous Mesoamericans had a sophisticated and flavorful cuisine based on native fruits, game, cultivated beans and corn and domesticated turkeys" When do they eat it? Mexicans eat tortillas all the time for different reasons... as a side dish or to make other foods. Similar foods to a tortilla Flat Bread
etc.. Recipe Work Cited "TORTILLA HAS MANY ORIGINS." Post-Tribune (IN) . (1999 ): n. page. Web. 20 May. 2013. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10848639ADFF1F39.html>.
"Tortilla | Define Tortilla at Dictionary.com." Copyright © 2013 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved. n. page. Web. 20 May. 2013. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tortilla>.
"Ground Beef Tacos Recipe - Mexican.Food.com - 284537." © 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Read more: http://mexican.food.com/recipe/ground-beef-tacos-284537?scaleto=1.0&mode=null&st=true&oc=linkback. n. page. Print. Tacos Definition When do mexicans
eat tacos? a usually fried tortilla that is folded or rolled
and stuffed with a mixture
(as of seasoned meat, cheese, and lettuce) Mexican cultures eat tacos all the time... OR when they feel like it. Similar foods to a taco? Enchiladas
etc. Recipe Tacos Origin The origins of the taco are really unknown. My theory is that it dates from the 18th century and the silver mines in Mexico, because in those mines the word “taco” referred to the little charges they would use to excavate the ore. These were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face. When you think about it, a chicken taquito with a good hot sauce is really a lot like a stick of dynamite. The first references [to the taco] in any sort of archive or dictionary come from the end of the 19th century. And one of the first types of tacos described is called tacos de minero—miner’s tacos. So the taco is not necessarily this age-old cultural expression; it’s not a food that goes back to time immemorial.
2/3 lb ground beef
1/3 teaspoon salt1/3-2/3 tablespoon chili powder2/3 tablespoon paprika1/3 teaspoon cumin1/3-2/3 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
4 corn tortillas (Packaged or Homemade)
1/3 to taste lettuce