Monday, July 1, 2013

Mexican tacos: a world classic

Grab some meat (whole, billet, chopped or as you like), mix with a carbohydrate and voila ... we
have a gastronomic success. Fit this description, the sandwich, the burger and the "hot dog", but one of the world's favorite replaced wheat flour with corn and filling it incorporates vegetables, cheese and a sauce as spicy as you hold the palate: these Mexican tacos are the dearest.
The tacos are a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla rolled or folded so that it can contain various types of food. It is a fundamental recipe, but with multiple variations, since blocks can be filled with a myriad of dishes. You eat with your bare hands and is usually accompanied with green sauce or red sauce, usually, but likewise can be served with any of the infinite types of raw or cooked sauces and dressings own traditional Mexican cuisine. On cue, like any other manifestation of Mexico's culinary culture is directly associated with the ingredients used in each geographic region of the country.
At present the tacos have spread worldwide as a type of fast food, and for reasons marketers are usually
confused with other cooking styles (notably with variants) Tex-Mex and several U.S. fast food chains where the tortilla is fried oil industrially producing toast U-shaped, which is not essentially corresponds to that of a real taco.
History: Actually can not say exactly what date it was invented, but it is believed that the dish has its origins in pre-Hispanic Mexico. One theory is that this existed because men worked all day in the countryside, so women invented this food, as it was easy to transport and easy to consume. According to some researchers, say the first taco from which it is known, was documented by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, in his chronicle, "True History of the Conquest of New Spain" by Hernán Cortés in Coyoacan for his captains and conquerors.
Mexican food is based on the turkey, and it was the only domesticated bird. There was also hairless dogs (Xoloitzcuintle), which is fattened for consumption. His flesh was less estimated than the turkey. It is said that sometimes consumed together, the turkey's dog up and down "to make up". Because of this, it is believed that the tacos were before the conquest of these meats. And then to conquer, this tradition was changing, taking food from the Spanish, and therefore the stew to be put to the blocks began to be of another type of meat.
It is mentioned that the Spanish could not pronounce quauhtaqualli word with the natives called this dish, just say taqualli and eventually the name was transformed, eventually adopting the name of taco.

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