During the 300 years of the viceroyalty, the main mix is between the indigenous and the Spanish; from there comes Mexican food, sprinkled with Arab flavors that arrived at the Iberian Peninsula and from there to Mexico, with black flavors brought by the African slaves and with Asian flavors that followed the route of the Nao from China or the...
In this Christmas season, one of the typical drinks we consume is punch, which contains a large amount of fruit, but sometimes one of them - tejocotes - goes unnoticed. But it is worth mentioning, not only because of the characteristic flavor it gives to this drink, but also because of other special aspects as part of the Mexican culture...
Esquites or Ezquites comes from the Nahuatl word Ízquitl, from Icehqui meaning 'toast' (in Spanish, tostar). Esquites are a very popular Mexican dish throughout the country, but especially in the central zone, made from the grain of the elote (tender corn).
Just storing food in the refrigerator does not guarantee its proper preservation if proper storage measures are not taken, according to Itzamná Baqueiro, a researcher at the Food and Development Research Center (CIAD).
The antojitos are the most faithful exponent of the Mexican popular kitchen. They are a mirror of the pre-Hispanic gastronomy and of its three-hundred-year-old colonial mestizaje.
Coming from Asia (mainly Japan and China), the shiitake is currently the most cultivated mushroom in the world and is recognized as a species of pleasant taste and attractive aroma, qualities that have favored its wide commercial distribution.
Functional foods are very beneficial foodstuffs: they reduce the risk of some chronic or metabolic disease beyond their nutritional content. Conditions such as obesity, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension have spread throughout the world's population. These chronic diseases are often related to diet.
Nixtamalization is a traditional process that consists of alkaline cooking of the corn grain, resting, rinsing, and grinding. The nixtamalization process increases the nutritional quality of the grain by increasing the availability of protein and calcium. It is also the main process for the preparation of everyday foods in Mexico, such as...
All the traditional knowledge accumulated over the years has led to the current use of world consumption of about 1,100 different species of edible mushrooms, all with different nutritional profiles and in some cases with additional medicinal benefits. This important food source has been used by humans since ancient times.
The gastronomic inspiration of the Mexican has its climax in the mole. That's why it is the festive dish par excellence: when it comes to celebrating big, only a mole of turkey is up to the task.