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Food and wine in Mexico, America, and Mexican food history


Serve with almond red sauce and jalapeño cream sauce. Prepare the sauces and reserve while cooking chimichangas. Traditional Mexican garnish such as shredded lettuce and cheese, sour cream, guacamole also go well with chimichangas.

Mexican breakfast

How you define a traditional Mexican breakfast depends on how far back in history you want to look. Aztecs thought themselves fortunate to have the first meal of the day be a nice grilled Iguana. A Mayan may well have regarded a raw grasshopper as a delicious fat-rich meal in the morning. While Mexican breakfast from the past few centuries may be a little more recognizable to the gringo eye, it will still have a flavor and style distinctive of this colorful land.

Mole from Mexico

The basic ingredients are straightforward enough, though some of them may require a bit of digging to locate. There's quite a bit of preparation to make a fine mole, but the effort is worth it, as a taste of the results will prove.

Mexican lasagna

This is one of the recipes that came to Arizona from Mexico; probably based in the typical quesadillas - corn tortillas filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables, and baked - also very popular. Corn tortillas are used in place of the traditional lasagna sheets.