Thursday, June 26, 2008

South American Presentation

Mexican Class Travels To South America For Inspiration

Today's class featured some of the most iconic South American preparations, including:
  • Vatapa
  • Fejoida Completa
  • Empanadas
  • Papas Relleno
  • Carne Asado with Green and Red Chimichurris
  • Escabeche de Pescado

South American foods feature a varied blending of influences, including Spanish, African, Native (especially Incan), and, more recently, Italian, German and Asian.

Common Ingredients include, beef (particularly in Argentina), corn, beans, quinoa, cassava, coconuts, chili peppers, and is the original home to potatoes.

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