Latino Food Culture

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Food from Spain and Latin America
After I read chapter 1, “Latino Food Culture” I realized that food from Latin America are different from food from Spain. We can see that the base of Mexican food was laid by the people that domesticated maize. In comparison, the Greeks gave the Spanish cuisine the gift of olives and olive oil. Also, Jews and Carthaginians contributed to the Spanish cuisine rather in Mexico were Aztec and Mayan. The moors brought fruits, nuts, fish which were considered as appetized in Spain, rather in Latin America, beans, chiles, vanilla, chocolate, tomatoes, avocadoes, squash and fruits originated from Mesoamerica were essential to them. Then, in Latin American, typical foods are maize-based such as tortillas, tacos rather

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