Mexican Menu Basics
The history of Mexican food is a long and diverse one. It is believed that authentic Mexican food might have been derived from the Mayan Indians.
Therefore, salsa, the Spanish word for sauce, is uncooked. It is sometimes pureed until chunky, smooth, or chopped. Large red tomatoes, tomatillo, chipotle and the avocado are found in the modern salsa. And it is the same core ingredients used in the past.
Lastly, flavors from around the world have influenced Mexican dishes. In just about every culture you look at, you can find a hint of Mexico.