Central America Cuisines

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Central America Cuisines are influenced by Mayan, Aztec, Hispanic and African culture. On a culinary level, Mexico is part of this type of cuisine even though it is geographically included in North America. They are rich in flavours given by spices and can also be very spicy considering the countless types of chillies.

The Historical Contaminations

One hundred America was populated by the Maya and the Aztecs, who had their own crops and eating habits. Corn was the main crop, it was present in every meal. They used salt and even then their food presented the use of chillies. Many vegetables such as tomatoes, mushrooms and legumes were also consumed. They also ate fish, seafood and shellfish and many types of animals such as turkey, insects and their eggs, iguanas and other native animals. Not to mention they already used cocoa.

With the arrival of the European colonizers, new products and foods were introduced such as wheat, cabbage, lettuce, etc., and with the arrival of the Africans new cooking methods were acquired and then arrived at the kitchen that we know today.

The dishes of Central America Cuisines almost always include meat or fish and vegetables, often accompanied by rice and beans. They are also accompanied by flour or corn tortillas, but there are also vegetable and meat soups. Usually all fish and seafood food is referred to in the Veracruz style.

Despite the sad past of the territory, in some areas is still consumed the Comida Prehispanica, that is the way of eating of the ancient Athechi and Maya.

Central America Cuisines

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