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Language fact
Corn was already being
cultivated in Mexico as early as
7000 B.C. Many of today's most
popular Mexican dishes date
back centuries before the arrival
of the Spaniards in 1521.

Culture fact
The New World first learned
about many foods after colonists
arrived in Mexico. Among them:
corn, tomatoes, chocolate,
peanuts, squash, pineapple,
pecans, chestnuts, strawberries,
and raspberries.

Culture fact
Argentineans eat more meat
than any other nation in the
world. They consume an
average of 10 ounces
per person per day.

Culture fact
Colombia is the 2nd largest
coffee producing nation
in the world, second
only to Brazil

Culture fact
The spices found in Indian
and Thai curries originated
in Mexico.
Spanish Books & Software (7)

Spanish food & cooking

Cookbooks: The Cuisine of Spain
La Cocina de Mama: The Great Home Cooking of Spain, by Penelope Casas, 320 p. (2005)
The Foods and Wines of Spain, by Penelope Casas, 480 p. (1982)
Paella!: Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain, by Penelope Casas, 224 p. (1999)
Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain, by Penelope Casas, 248 p., (1985)
New Tapas: Today's Best Bar Food from Spain, by Fiona Dunlop, 224 p. (2002)
Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain, by Penelope Casas, 480 p. (1996)
My Kitchen in Spain: 225 Authentic Regional Recipes, by Janet Mendel, 368 p. (2002)
Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret, by Colman Andrews, 352 p. (1999)
The Basque Table: Passionate Home Cooking from One of Europe's Great Regional Cuisines, by Teresa Barrenechea, 244 p. (1998)

Cookbooks: Latin American Cuisine
The South American Table: The Flavor and Soul of Authentic Home Cooking from Patagonia to Rio de Janeiro, with 450 Recipes, by Maria Baez Kijac, 480 p. (2003)
Viva la Vida: Festive Recipes for Entertaining Latin-Style, by Rafael Palomino, Arlen Gargagliano, 192 p. (2002)
Nuevo Latino: Recipes That Celebrate the New Latin American Cuisine, by Douglas Rodriguez, John Harrison, 168 p. (2002)
Steven Raichlen's Healthy Latin Cooking: 200 Sizzling Recipes from Mexico, Cuba, Caribbean, Brazil, and Beyond, by Steve Raichlen, 416 p. (2000)
New World Kitchen: Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine, by Norman Van Aken, 336 p. (2003)
Douglas Rodriguez's Latin Flavors on the Grill, by Douglas Rodriguezs, Andrew Dicataldo, 191 p. (2004)
Bistro Latino: Home Cooking Fired Up With the Flavors of Latin America, by Rafael Palomino, Julia Moskin, 206 p. (1997)
Art of South American Cooking, by Felipe Rojas-Lombar, 528 p. (1991)
Spirit of the Earth: Native Cooking from Latin America, by Martin Jacobs, 240 p. (2001)
Latin American Cooking Across the U.S.A., by Himilce Novas, Rosemary Silva, 352 p. (1997)
The Great Ceviche Book, by Douglas Rodriguez, Laura Zimmerman, 160 p. (2003)

Cookbooks: The Cuisine of Argentina
Argentina Cooks!: Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina, by Shirley Lomax Brooks, 320 p. (2003)

Cookbooks: Bolivian Cuisine
My Mother's Bolivian Kitchen, by Jose Sanchez-H., 300 p. (2005)

Cookbooks: The Cuisine of Chile
Tasting Chile: A Celebration of Authentic Chilean Foods and Wines, by Daniel Joelson, 269 p. (2004)
The Chilean Kitchen, by Ruth Van Waerebeek-Gonzalez, 324 p. (1999)

Cookbooks: Columbian Cooking
Secrets of Colombian Cooking, by Patricia McCausland-Gallo, 251 p. (2004)

Cookbooks: The Cuisine of Cuba
Memories of a Cuban Kitchen: More Than 200 Classic Recipes, by Mary Urrutia Randelman, Joan Schwartz, 352 p. (1996)
A Taste of Old Cuba: More Than 150 Recipes for Delicious, Authentic, and Traditional Dishes, by Maria Josefa O'Higgins, 304 p. (1994)
A Taste of Cuba: Recipes from the Cuban-American Community, by Linette Creen, 336 p. (1994)

Cookbooks: Mexican Cooking
Authentic Mexican:  Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico, by Rick Bayless, 384 p. (1987)
Mexico: The Beautiful Cookbook, by Susanna Palazuelos, 256 p. (1991)
The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, by Diana Kennedy, 544 p. (2000)
The Best of Mexico: A Cookbook, by Evie Righter, ed., 92 p. (1992)
1,000 Mexican Recipes, by Marge Poore, 656 p. (2001)
Savoring Mexico: Recipes and Reflections on Mexican Cooking, by Marilyn Tausend, 256 p. (2001)
Foods of the Maya: A Taste of the Yucatan, by Nancy Gerlach, Jeffrey Gerlach, 117 p. (2002)
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico's Heart, by Zarela Martínez, et al, ed., 354 p. (1997)

Cookbooks: Peruvian Cooking
The Exotic Kitchens of Peru, by Copeland Marks, 230 p. (2001)
The Art of Peruvian Cuisine, by Tony Custer, 272 p. (2003)

Culinary History and Culture of the Spanish-Speaking World
Food Culture in South America, by Jose e Rafael Lovera, 208 p. (2005)
Food Culture in Mexico, by Janet Long-Solis, Luis Alberto Vargas, 216 p. (2005)
Food and Drink in Argentina, by Dereck Foster, Richard Tripp, 128 p. (2003)
¡Qué vivan los tamales!, by Jeffrey M. Pilcher, 234 p. (1998)
The True History of Chocolate, by Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe, 280 p. (2000)
Coffee, Society, and Power in Latin America, by William Roseberry, ed., 324 p. (1994)
The Wines of Spain, by Julian Jeffs, 464 p. (2000)
The Wines of Chile, by Hubrecht Duijker, 240 p. (2000)
Chile: The Art of Wine, by Sara Mathews, 127 p. (2003)

Mexican Foods

The Grande Mexican Food Kit, 28 items.
Thirty authentic delicacies from Mexico! Sample seven tasty, tropical Mexican drinks. Serve up some typical, native desserts and fruits. Try different types of chiles and Pozole soup. Delve into a array of seven salsas and hot sauces and mole sauce. Flavor up your meals with tomato/chicken bouillon and make a salad from our tender nopalitos! Enjoy Mexican candies, cookies. This is it! This is the ultimate Mexican food sampler. It's a one-of-a-kind gift that will always be remembered-and an incredible bargain to boot! ¡Buen Provecho!

Deluxe Tamale-Making Kit, 5 items.
Make your own Mexican tamales now! Everything you need to know to become an expert tamale-maker is in this gift pack. Not only will you get authentic corn husks, Tamales masa mix, a can of crushed tomatillos and a bag of dry chile peppers, but you'll receive the tamale steamer and a copy of the authentic recipe provided by Maseca to make the real Tamales! There are many ways for making these different tasting tamales, and the fillings range from savory vegetarian, meat and seafood versions to sweet, fruit-filled desserts.

Authentic Mexican Candy Gift Pack, 7 items.
Candy lovers-Indulge your sweet tooth with this gift pack that has more than 142 pieces of your favorite Mexican treats. We've chosen seven different types of our very favorite Mexican candies to entice your taste buds! The chocolate Carlos V melt-in-your mouth,. The watermelon lollipops are a tropical treat that will have visions of yourself lounging seaside on the Mexican Riviera dancing through your head! Once you try our Lucas Acidito chile powder, the marzipan peanut treats and the tamarindo candy, you will be a Mexican candy convert for life!

Gamesa Mexican Cookies Pack, 8 items
Adults and kids alike will go crazy over this delectable array of authentic Mexican cookies. Sample nine different kinds, including Mexican fruit bars, chocolate wafers, multi-flavored sandwich cookies, sugar cookies and meringue.

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