Food from Mexico
Hi everybody, I received many comments asking about Mexican Food, I have a lot of things to say about it, but it's not only talk about how are the typical dishes, is also talk about how important is sharing the food with family and friends.
I say that because it's one of the most important social activities, we call the lunch time as the "la hora de la comida" (between 2:00 to 4:00 pm, but it depends.) We value the lunch time as familiar, in this hour we can talk with our parents, brothers or friends, today in Mexico City it's difficult to be together in the lunch time at week with family, but it's very common to meet us in the weekend.
Either breakfast, lunch or dinner, food is one of the factors to join the society, in this meetings we can establish friendships, couples known, close big business and the union familiar becomes stronger, or just for enjoy a good moment.
The typical ingredients use for Mexican Food are corn this is the most important base in some dishes, sometimes we use dry and hard for prepare tortillas, tamales, sopes but also we use it fresh to eat elote, we use to, wheat, rice, flour to prepare bread, beans, a lot of vegetables, nopal, chicken, pork meat, meat, and a lot of different species for food flavor.
I really love Mexican food, one day somebody ask me about if it's easy to find Tacos, well specially in Mexico City is very easy.
We have a lot of puestos in the street or maybe in a restaurants smaller and bigger, to eat tacos it doesn't matter the hour, but it's common in the morning enjoy Tacos de canasta (basket Tacos) this kind of tacos are prepare with potato, beans, chicharrón, there are small, in the morning you can eat tacos de barbacoa, are prepare with sheep meat,
But I think the most famous tacos are Pastor, this are with pork meat and spicy we called axiote, and it's extraordinary the way are served. It's a big meat spin, and in the top has pineapple, so the chef cut slices of meat and pineapple and put in the tortilla, on meat we put chopped onion, coriander, lemon and of course very chilly green or red sauce.
Tacos are a traditional way of eating, in the lunch time we accompany the food with tortillas, even if we eat scrambled eggs we eat in a taco, chili and sauces is another supplement that cannot miss.
I'm going to tell you what Mexican food I love to eat and some photos of the dishes.
For example in a raining day I really enjoy eat Pozole it's a dish from Guerrero (has a lot of varieties) it's a soup with corn looks like a popcorn and pork meat, accompanied with chopped lettuce, radish, onion, oregano, piquin chili, and tostadas (hard tortilla).
Tamales and mole are another typical an traditional meal, tamales are, involved in corn of banana leaf, are made with corn and can come in many flavors like, green sauce, red sauce, mole, beans, and are prepared with chicken or pork meat. Mole it's very difficult to prepare because it has a lot of ingredients and many spices, but it's very easy to find already prepare so you only have to buy it and heat. We usually eat mole with chicken and rice or in enchiladas are tortillas covered with mole and inside the tortilla we put shredded chicken and in the top cheese, chopped onion and cream.
I have a lot of dishes that I love to eat, one of the most I really enjoy to eat but like a snack it´s elote, baked corn, first you have to put the corn on a stick and then you covered the corn with mayoneza, cheese and chili, it's really delicious. , the variety of our bread is extensive, Sometimes in the dinner or breakfast I prepare a torta it's like a sandwich because we used ham, cheese, tomatoes, onion, chili, beans whatever you want to put inside but we use a different type or bread, we use bolillo, also our bread could be sweet and you can accompany with a glass of milk or coffee, some pieces of bread has strange names like, concha, chilindrinas, corbatin, other are most common like panque, donuts, but it's a long list of sweet bread.
Taking about food it's a big topic I hope I have given an idea what we eat, maybe some day you have the opportunity to try some or looking in internet more dishes, but if I can write more about this let me know.