Mexican cuisine stimulates the senses
and captivates the body
Tasty, rich, colourful and based on natural, pure ingredients, Mexican cooking has its roots in the Aztec and Mayan civilisations and has a history which goes back five thousand years.
The most important condiments used are chili, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon
and cocoa. Garlic and onions are included in most dishes.
After corn, rice followed, travelling from North Africa to Spain
in the 4th century, and from there to Mexico to join with the native beans, peppers
and tomatoes. Mexican cooking was one of the first and most international fusion
cuisines in the world.
Trade with the Philippines brought spices
to Mexico. And thus one of the most varied cuisines in the world was created.
It has influences from the deserts of the north, to the tropical shores of the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Caribbean.
A wide variety of climates and cultures, blended with the cuisine of the indigenous peoples
Today, Mexican cuisine is spreading quickly to all the continents and fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and tortillas are sought after by young people the world over.