One upon a time I was in Mexico City, in and area of the city called Zona Rosa, where they wash and sweep the sidewalks in the morning and you can find the most charming boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. By asking around and getting good advice, I found an authentic and award winning establishment to enjoy one of the most fabulous meals of my life.
That day I had been visiting Chapultepec, more commonly called the “Bosque de Chapultepec” in Mexico City, is one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, measuring in total just over 686 hectares. Centered on a rock formation called Chapultepec Hill, one of the park’s main functions is an ecological space in Greater Mexico City. I was stunned and amazed by the enormous museum of anthropology, one massive exhibit for each of the ancient races of Mexico, I never forgot the place.
My choice for dinner that evening awarded me with a peak into the wonderful culture of Mexico, as the place filled up and I watched people celebrating the end of a work week and the approaching Christmas holidays. The feeling was very festive but everyone was there to eat.
In modern times the taco and burrito made Mexico famous for the wrong end of the their menu, as it’s the elaborate dishes and roasted meats that make my mouth water but we all must admit that it’s what can be done with avocado and regular simple vegetables that makes Mexican food rock, not to mention the beans, even though they themselves complain about all the beans int their diet but it’s the number of different flavours that can be baked in to beans.
My favourite thing to prepare at home is Mexican Food, especially a tasty guacamole and some spicy salsa just to get the taste-buds warmed up. To me the preparation is more about variety, having the right combination of elements to render the particular taste. Despite my deriding tacos and burrito they are the easiest thing to make that tastes authentic (for me).
How many ways are there to love the contribution this awesome culture of Mexico has given us in modern day?
Mexican Photo credit: sgrace on VisualHunt / CC BY-NC – Chapultepec Castle photo CC BY-SA 3.0 File:Castillo de Chapultepec (Museo Nacional de Historia).JPG Created: 24 July 2012 Location: 19° 25′ 14″ N, 99° 10′ 54″ W