Popular Mexican Food
Looking back to see how today’s Mexican foods came to be you find a long and diverse history. Everyday Authentic Mexican food have elements of the Mayan and Aztec natives that formed the Mexican people long ago. They were traditionally nomadic hunters and gatherers. Corn tortillas with bean paste were a common food item; but they also ate wild game, tropic fruits, and fish.
In the mid 1300’s, with the rise of the Aztec Empire came the introduction of new foods like chili peppers, honey, salt and chocolate. They also began to domesticate turkey and duck around this time.
In the 1500’s when Spain invaded Mexico, Spanish foods started to mix with the local Mexican cuisine. They also introduced new livestock, such as pigs, sheep and cows. They also introduced dairy products, garlic and different herbs, wheat and spices. The Spaniards also brought other dishes from the Caribbean, South American, French, West African and Portuguese. Today’s Mexican food is a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European and vary from region to region.