A Short Expat Guide To Food And Drink In Mexico

Costa Maya Mahahual

This is a nice article I got sent to me by http://www.expatfocus.com.  I thought I would share.

Mole in the bottom right corner of the photo is a very popular dish here. It is more bitter than sweet. Mole in the bottom right corner of the photo is a very popular dish here. It is more bitter than sweet.

Food is an essential aspect of Mexican culture and identity, as it plays a major role in everyday life, social occasions, business events and all celebrations. The cuisine in this country is a fusion of Mesoamerican cooking with Spanish elements.

Because of the variance in geography, climate and ethnicity, food in Mexico may vary from one region to another. For example, beef preparations are more likely to be served in the northern part of Mexico, while the southeastern part of the country is known for chicken-based dishes. Similarly, states along the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean are famous for their fish preparations.

Some of the basic staples of Mexican cooking…

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