MEXICAN CUISINE: A MILLENARY HISTORY
Mexico is one of the few areas in the world—such as the Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, and Southeast Asia—that was the cradle of agriculture. There are remains that indicate domestication of maize approximately eight thousand years ago, along with chiles, two of the products from the milpa that to this day are the backbone of our culinary identity. Since then our cuisine has developed over the millennia through a very complex process of civilization that has been giving taste to the earth’s products through exchange and the influence of cuisines, products, and techniques from other cultures. As a result, Mexico is today one of the most influential, most developed, and important gastronomic destinations.