Tastes of Mexico

Tastes of Mexico

What do you know about Mexico? Will did you know there are over 50 native tongues spoken today in rural locations. Spanish is the national language of Mexico. Mexico is also the most populated Spanish-speaking country in the world.

What do you know about the avocado, tomatoes, and chocolate? Descendants of the Aztecs speak a form of the Aztec language called Nahuatl (nah-watt-uhl). Many words of the Aztec’s have been translated and passed on to the English language, which the words tomato, chocolate, and avocado come from.

Mountain highest elevation in MexicoWhat is the highest elevation Mexico and when was Mexico City founded? Mexico has the highest elevation which is Pico de Orizaba at 18,490 feet and Mexico City is the oldest city founded in 1521 or 1325 if you count the Aztecs. It is also one of the largest cities in the world.

monarch butterflies in MichoacánMonarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year from the U.S. and Canada to the forests of the state of Michoacán .

The first printing press in North America was brought to Mexico City from Spain in 1539.

Harvard University is the oldest university in North America. Wrong!! The National University of Mexico, known in Mexico as UNAM, was founded in 1551 by Charles V of Spain, and is the oldest university in North America. Harvard was founded later in 1636.

Did you also know Cinco de Mayo or May 5th is not a major holiday in Mexico? In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16 (Wikipedia).

What do you know about Mexican cousin?  We have another blog guest to tell us about it. Her name is Norma and she is native to Mexico. She was born in the Baja of Mexico in a town called Rosarito.

The posts of Norma’s conversations will begin May. 4th till May. 8, 2014, and she will be speaking about the foods of Mexico. She’ll be talking about Chicken Quesadillas, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Guacamole, Margaritas and more.

So please join Splendid Recipes and More with Norma for the Tastes of Mexico!!

Link here for first post: Mexican vs. Tex-Mex: What is the Difference?

 

Image credits:

Header Image credit: lwzfoto / 123RF Stock Photo

Image of Mexico City Cancun 360

Image of Monarchs: Scott Clark

Source of Facts about Mexico: Cancun 360

 

What Others are Saying About May 5th (Cinco de Mayo):

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