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10 foods you might not be serving up at your table today

... if you don't live in Mexico

Here are ten foods you most probably won't serve up today if you live in Europe or the USA, and not in Mexico:

1.Chile en Nogada
A patriotic dish, featuring the three colours of the Mexican flag, consisting of chile poblano stuffed with meat and dried fruit (green) covered in a walnut-based cream sauce (white) and garnished with pomegranate seeds (red). Eaten especially in September to celebrate Mexico's Dia de la Independencia (16 September).

2. Queso oaxaqueño
A stringy cheese from Oaxaca, often wound in a ball, with great meltability!

3. Tortillas negras
They didn't burn.... They have a different taste and texture to the normal tortillas and are made from blue corn. Delicious!

4. Nopales
Prickly pear cactus "paddles", a very popular vegetable, once the spines have been removed! Eaten grilled or boiled, they are apparently rich in vitamins and fibre. I prefer them grilled!

5. Chapulines
Toasted grasshoppers, said to have a lot of vitamins and protein. I'll give them a miss!

6. Jicama sticks
Cucumber and jicama sticks with chili powder and lime. A refreshing crispy Mexican snack. Healthy too!

7. Green sausages
Speciality of the Toluca area. The colour is a bit off-putting!

8. Crystallized custard apple
This is just one of the many crystallized fruits you can find in Mexico.

9. Mamey
A fruit native to Mexico. The outside is sandpapery, the inside is smooth and creamy.

10. Calaveras de azúcar
Sweets in the form of skulls given to children to celebrate the Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead...

Posted by margaretm 05:24 Archived in Mexico Tagged food mexico city

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Oh wow, that really makes me want to visit Mexico!

by Peter

The food is great! And unusual!

by margaretm

it is great
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by braydon

And wait till you try the ants' eggs! Mexican caviar!

by margaretm

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