Posted on August 11th, 2022.
1. It’s Full of Amazing Stories
With Mexican food, there’s never a dull moment at the table. And this doesn’t refer only to its world-famous spiciness. Every Mexican dish comes with a story that can take you back centuries, or even project you into the future. For example, did you know that Aztec emperors were the first taco aficionados? They were feasted on a daily basis with a wide selection of meats which they ate with tortillas. Another fun fact: a taco is such an efficient way to consume food that tacos are a well-established space dish and are expected to be included in the menu for future missions to Mars.
2. It’s Delicious
No gastronomic tradition can become as iconic as Mexican cuisine without fulfilling a basic requirement: being delicious. Mexican dishes are versatile, endlessly customizable, and open to any type of influence. (For example, did you know that spaghetti tacos are a staple of street food in Mexico?). Even better: Mexican cuisine offers a vast range of flavors that extends well beyond tacos and fajitas. Every corner of Mexico is full of unique and surprising delicacies waiting to be discovered.
3. It’s a Key Part of Mexican Culture
You can’t understand Mexico without understanding its cuisine. Conversely, you can’t enjoy Mexican cuisine without getting to know a little more about Mexico. Mexican food reflects the character of its people: generous, lively, sometimes fiery, and always adaptable. That’s the beauty of food in general: it makes it a pleasure to get a glimpse into the lives of others. While we can’t always talk or speak like people from other countries, we can eat like them. It may be impossible to walk a mile in their shoes, but we can put the same food in our mouths, and very often that’s enough to promote greater mutual understanding.