Chapter 28 Latin America. Part 4 Foods of the World. Objective. Identify geographic and climatic factors that have influenced the characteristic foods of Mexico and the South American countries. In those sections of Mexico bordered by water, fish is an important part of the cuisine.
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Chapter 28Latin America
Foods of the World
In those sections of Mexico bordered by water, fish is an important part of the cuisine.
The areas that border the United States are more suitable for raising cattle than crops.
The geography and climate in the central plateau allow for profitable production of crops like corn and beans.
What region of Mexico has a climate suitable for producing tropical fruits?
The Aztecs, who originally inhabited Mexico, added corn, beans, and peppers to the cuisine.
Spanish explorers influenced Mexican culture and introduced rice, wheat, beef, and oil.
What are some examples of how Mexico’s major crops are used in Mexican dishes?
What is the most important use of corn in Mexican cooking?
You want to take your family on a culinary tour of Latin America.
Plan a four-course menu in which each course represents a different Latin American country.
What Latin American foods will you serve your family?