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Mexico has long been hailed a haven for foodies. From the beating heartland of Mexico’s culinary scene, Oaxaca, to the birthplace of Tequila and the rolling vineyards of Baja California, this Central American gem has it all when it comes to a tour for the taste buds.
Inch your way through Mexico, stopping only to savour local specialities along the way. Whether it be at a roadside stall, a street food stand or a Michelin starred eatery, you can taste the history of Mexico, sampling the flavours of its ancestry wherever you go. Discover recipes handed down from generation to generation at a cookery school, visit an age-old distillery, sample mezcal with the locals or indulge in traditional dishes at a world class restaurant for a quintessential culinary experience in Mexico.
It is no surprise that food is a source of pride for Mexicans, and rightly so. Enchiladas hark back to Mayan times whilst the Aztecs discovered Guacamole and tamales were dreamed up by the Inca civilisation as a simple solution for food on the go. As a result, Mexico is one of the only countries in the world that has a cuisine classed as UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
With its tropical beaches, dense forests, arid deserts, lush valleys and snow-capped mountains, the topography of Mexico lends itself perfectly to harvesting such a diverse and unique range of ingredients. And Mexicans themselves will vouch for the fact that it is the fresh ingredients that make this cuisine as special as it is. Zesty limes, fresh coriander, bright red chillies and juicy tomatoes are constants in kitchens up and down the country and beans and corn find themselves as staples in any Mexican dish.
In Mexico, reintroduce yourself to the familiar dishes of quesadillas, tacos and tortillas as you tuck into a dish jam packed with salsa, eggs, beans and avocados like you’ve never tasted before. Sample a guiso, taste tequila, learn the history of chocolate or simply stand and watch as a bustling market brings a town to an aromatic, if not slightly inconvenient, halt, to best soak up Mexico's culinary offering.