Specialties
Mexican Food History
Staple Crops
Construct it
Fruits and Veggies
100
You are eating this when you order a taco with "Carne".
What is beef?
100
This Aztec emperor enjoyed luxurious dining in his opulent palace.
Who is Montezuma?
100
This staple was brought by the Spanish to Mexico. It is known as "Arroz" and in Northern Mexico it is prepared with chicken and tomato broth as a side dish.
What is Rice?
100
A Tostada
What is a deep fried flat corn tortilla often covered with beans, meat, cheese, lettuce or other toppings.
100
This citrus fruit is often served with and squeezed over Mexican dishes and is added to salsas.
What is lime?
200
Living on the coast, this is the protein most likely to be consumed in tacos besides firm-flesh fish.
What is shrimp?
200
During the colonization of Mexico, new foods including this for tortillas were introduced into the diets or the indians.
What is wheat?
200
This is Mexicos most important crop.
What is maize or corn?
200
Enchaladas
What are corn tortillas wrapped around meat or cheeses covered with sauce and baked?
200
This fruit looks like a banana, but is smaller, not as sweet and is usually cooked before eating.
What is a plantain?
300
'Pan de Muerto' is a sweet bread served on this important holiday in Mexico.
What is the Day of the Dead?
300
In Mexico, "dry" soups may be one of these.
What are pasta or rice?
300
Tortillas are made out of these two staple crops.
What are wheat and corn?
300
Chile Rellanos
What is a fried stuffed pepper this is generally filled with cheese?
300
Habenero, pablano and serrano are flavorful varieties of this vegetable.
What are Chile Peppers?
400
This dish is made from masa wrapped inside a corn husk or banana leaves and filled with meat, cheese or chiles.
What is a tamale?
400
By 2500 B.C., Indians of central Mexico were using grinding stones to make meal out of Maize, which is this.
What is corn?
400
Known is spanish as frijoles, this staple crop is often used as a protein source in vegetarian dishes.
What are beans?
400
Salsa Verde
What is a salsa that is made with mainly tomatillos and may include chiles, onions, cilantro and other seasonings?
400
This small green staple of the Mexican diet is also called a "husk tomato", although it is not a tomato.
What is a tomatillo?
500
This is the first way chocolate was consumed.
What is drank?
500
This Mayan invention was as accurate as our own today, it was used by rulers and scholars to plan farming and to direct work in the fields.
What is the Calendar?
500
This is Mexico's most important and widely used herb.
What is cilantro?
500
Mole Sauce
What is an ancient sauce that contains chiles and usually chocolate?
500
Made from a combination of avacado, cilantro, lime, garlic, salt and often tomato.
What is guacomole?
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