Have you ever wanted to walk the streets of Mexico? Let us give you a glimpse of it in this blog, exploring its heritage!
Officially a United Mexican State, Mexico is located in the southern part of North America. It is a country with vast land, home to some of the world’s greatest cuisine, drinks, arts and scenery, a favorite tourist destination and a fascinating history and heritage. Mexico is all about fun, and here’s what you need to know!
Food that made Mexico
Mexican cuisine is one of the most influential and popular cuisines in the world. In many parts of the world, people will always find authentic Mexican food chains or even street food. Mexicans pride themselves on the ancient roots of their cuisine that date back thousands of years to the times of the Mayans and Aztecs.
Corn, avocados, tomatoes and chili peppers are top-tier ingredients that are always included in every dish. And did you know that chocolate (cacao) originated in Mexico? Check out some of the dishes of Mexican pride:
1. The enchiladas
A popular Mexican breakfast is cheese, meat, beans, vegetables, and corn or flour tortillas wrapped and covered in chili sauce.
Pronounced “mol-eh,” this rich and flavorful chile sauce is a Mexican favorite. It is made with an incredible 20 or more ingredients, including different types of chili peppers, and is continuously stirred for a long time until it becomes thick and smooth.
Interestingly, pozole is believed to be a pre-Hispanic soup and was part of sacrificial rituals. Today, it is stewed overnight with corn, herbs and spices.
Mexican mixology – the best in the world
Apart from the delicious food we always love, the mixology is also influenced by Mexico. Mexican cocktails are known as the best alcohol mixes around the world. Tequila, margarita and mezcal are some of the favorite concoctions from Mexico and inherited from Native American mixology traditions. Check out some Mexican mixes you can add to your repertoire!
A Mexican spiked coffee, the carajillo is a simple coffee cocktail with just three ingredients: a shot of espresso, liqueur 43 and a few ice cubes.
Chelada is another type of prepared cocktail or what they call “cerveza preparada” in Mexico. Its composition includes a Mexican lager with hints of lime poured into a glass with salt.
Who would have thought that rice water would taste so good? Creamy, sweet and milky – that’s Horchata! It is soaked overnight by combining white rice and cinnamon sticks. After the process, the liquid is mixed with vanilla, milk and a bit of sugar to make it slightly sweeter. Horcha is best with spicy food!
Eccentric Mexican Art
Mexican art is derived from a variety of materials from Mexico’s wonderful origins and history. Mexican arts are made up of ideas of utility, ornament, and various other uses that the Mexican people have come to profit from. Mexican art integrates different colors, shapes, forms and other materials, as their heritage is rich with resources such as clay, metal, paper, wood, stone and dyes. So, it’s no wonder why their art is vibrant and whimsical!
1. The tree of life
The Tree of Life is a wonderful Mexican folk art made from clay. This art represents various colonial images with the aim of teaching the natives about creation.
2. Paper craft
Perhaps Mexico’s most iconic art form is their paper crafts. These handmade, boldly colored patterns are bursting with creativity. They are usually hung from the ceiling on various occasions like Day of the Dead or Independence Day.
3. Huichol Art
These beaded traditional crafts have been around for centuries. They are made from seeds, clay or shells to create unique pieces with colorful symbols and patterns that are believed to have been used historically by the Huichols to communicate with the Creator.
Diving deep into Mexico’s heritage
While most people dream of visiting places to experience heritage, Kits by Food Craft is about bringing communities together through a shared experience and promoting different traditions virtually and in person. As part of our signature tradition, we bring you a unique experience to discover the wonders of Mexico. Our view Prepare the hot sauce, Skull-paintingAnd Margarita kit (kit as per requirement) For your happy hour event. This is all for you later excellent Search guided by our Hispanic instructors!