A little history of Mexican cuisine
Mexican cuisine has a long and winding history, believed to have originated from the time of the Mayan Indians. As nomadic hunters and gatherers, wild game, fish, fruits and tortillas with bean paste were all staples of their diet. Mexican cuisine as we know it today is a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cuisine from the Mesoamerica region in the 15th century, which used a lot of spice, and Spanish influences which were introduced in the 16th century after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, introducing dairy products, garlic and different wheat, herbs and spices to the people of Mexico’s diets. Today, Mexican cuisine is famous all over the world, even being listed by UNESCO for its Cultural Intangible Heritage – try this remarkable cuisine for yourself at one of Glasgow’s Mexican restaurants.