• Authentic Mexican Cuisine — Not Quite What You Think it Is

    Mexican food has, for decades, loomed large in American cuisine, especially in the Southwest. Our neighbors to the south drew inspiration from Mayan centuries-old dishes and ingredients, and as American settlers moved West, modern Mexican food found a place on American plates and remained a favorite ever since. Today, many decades after Texas settlers first encountered native Mexicans, American fast food restaurants from coast to coast bring Mexican food to hungry Americans. In fact, around 67,300 restaurants in the United States serve a burrito, whether or not it is a Mexican-only restaurant or not. But not everything served is truly authentic Mexican fare.

    How Americans Adopted Mexican Cuisine

    Texas’ long land border with Mexico is where Mexican cuisine entered the young United States. There, according to The Daily Meal, typical Texas ingredients such as wheat flour and beef, which are r Continue Reading