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CHAPULINES * EXOTIC FOOD

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Since pre-Hispanic times, in many parts of America, the natives ate chapulines. You

might find this disgusting, horrifying, or simply unbelievable, but chapulines are a

food that contains high amounts of proteins and nutrients essential to the human

body.

MEXICAN GASTRONOMY

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Mexican cuisine has been recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational,

Scientific and Cultural Organization) as an intangible heritage of humanity.

Some of the most well recognized Mexican dishes include tacos, chilaquiles, tortas

ahogadas (submarine style sandwiches submerged in a very spicy sauce), pozole,

and tamales, just to mention a few.. 

CUITLACOCHE * EXOTIC FOOD

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“Cuitlacoche” Aztec cuisine! “Food of the Gods”

Corn smut also nown as corn mushroom

CHOCOLATE * HISTORY

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Chocolate is the elixir of the gods, according to the Aztecs.

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MOLE * HISTORY

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The history of mole goes back to pre-Hispanic times. It is said that the Aztecs

prepared for the great lords a dish called “molli,” which means sauce. At first, mole

was prepared with (guajolote) turkey (mole de guajolote), chocolate, and chilli peppers (chili peppers are used as a condiment in almost all dishes in Mexico).

CHINICUIL MAGUEY RED WORM * EXOTIC FOOD

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In the 50s, a student at the Jacobo Lozano Páez School of Art came up with an idea, to include a worm in the bottle of a mezcal he was producing as a way to distinguish his mezcal brand from others available at that time.