Ancient origins of our favorite snacks
Chocolate's story starts in Mexico. Mesoamerican cultures made a bitter, fermented drink from cacao, and drank it as part of religious ceremonies.
Baja’s fine vines
You’ve heard of Mexican beer and tequila, but you may not know that Mexico is also home to many thriving vineyards. Did you know that 90% of Mexico’s wine is produced in the Baja California region?
Chihuahua, land of Ralámuli traditions
The indigenous Ralámuli people of Chihuahua have a culinary calendar which follows the seasons. They mark important points of the agricultural year with great feasts and sacred dishes such as beef tonari.
Iguanas and rattlesnakes, oh my!
Some surprising ingredients go into traditional Mexican dishes, such as insects, iguanas, and even snakes.
A flagship dish
Chile en nogada is a Pueblan dish made with stuffed poblano chiles topped with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds. The green, white, and red of the ingredients reflect the colors of the Mexican national flag.
The largest food market on Earth
Mexico City’s largest food market is Central de Abasto, which stretches across an area equivalent to about 327 soccer pitches
The prehistoric sloth behind your dish...
The ancient Giant Ground Sloth was one of the only animals capable of swallowing avocado seeds, and spread those seeds far and wide in their dung. The plant wouldn't have survived without these big furry friends, so next time you have an avo on your plate, be sure to thank a sloth!
A rich palette
Mexico City is home to around 15,000 restaurants, from street eats to the fine dining of 'Pujol'
Introducing Mexico's culinary culture with fun foodie facts from the 32 states...Explore more