The Lonely Planet sent out an email today with a link to their article called The Best Countries for Food, in which they list Mexico as the number 6 country to visit for food. Here’s what they had to say:
Would you like some magic-realism with that enchilada? The Mexican sensibility for enchanting influences is also brought to the table in its food, particularly during celebrations. Mexican cuisine has an overriding Spanish influence, with a twist of French and African thanks to its history. Corn and bean-based dishes are prominent – prepared in a multitude of world renowned ways including tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. And who could forget the worm that waits at the bottom of a bottle of Mezcal?”
Mexican cuisine has been on fire lately, no pun intended. Towards the end of 2010, UNESCO awarded Mexican cuisine World Heritage Status along with French cuisine, which was the first time the culinary traditions of a country had been awarded. Journey Mexico is currently offering several culinary trips highlighting the savory recipes of different regions in Mexico, including private cooking lessons where travelers can work hand-in-hand with local master chefs. Contact Journey Mexico for more info.