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.

Number of participants – 16 persons.

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