World Dinner Club

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World Dinner Club

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fun Food Facts from Mexico



  • Many of today’s favorite foods come from traditional recipes developed by the Mayans and the Aztecs.
  • Chili peppers, corn, tomatoes and other New World foods spread to the rest of the world after the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. 
  • Mole poblano has its roots in Mayan and Aztec food, but the modern version was created in Puebla State (in light green in the center of the map above) in the colonial age. 
  • Many of Mexico’s candies are not only food, but small pieces of art. Skull-shaped candies or chocolates (like the ones in our box) are specially prepared for the Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, a holiday when it is typical to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed away.


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