The Window on America Center in Dnipropetrovsk is designed to provide up-to date information on the United States.
The mission of our Center is to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Ukraine.
12 September, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Month
Today’s session of the Gabfest Club (Dnipropetrovsk / Ukraine) was dedicated to the Hispanic Heritage Month observed in the USA.
We started the conversation with the discussion
on the background of this observance. The focus of this year’s session was on
the introduction of the Tex-Mex cuisine to the club members.
Tex-Mex (from Texan and Mexican) is a term
describing a fusion of American cuisine and Mexican cuisine, deriving from the
culinary creations of Tejanos. It has spread from border states such as Texas
and those in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country. Tex-Mex
is most popular in the state of Texas.
Tex-Mex cuisine is characterized by its heavy
use of shredded cheese, meat (particularly beef and pork), beans, and spices,
in addition to Mexican-style tortillas.
The group has watched illustrative videos that
introduced the typical Tex-Mex dishes like tacos, burritos and chili con carne.
A lot of new terminology was introduced through the videos. The popular US fast
food chain Taco Bell and its food and equipment technology was presented.