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I'm not an expert by any means, but here's my understanding of the situation: There are many different regional cooking styles in Mexico, not all similar to the northern Mexican food upon which Tex-Mex is based. Overall, relative to Tex-Mex cooking, there tends to be less focus on heat, cheese, and beef. Cheddar cheese is a more recent addition in some ...


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The existing answer seemed confusing to me, so I thought I'd do some research and post an answer. Distinguishing paragraphs of the article for me are: The cuisine we now call Tex-Mex is rooted in the state's Tejano culture (Texans of Spanish or Mexican heritage who lived in Texas before it became a republic) and also Mexican immigrants who hailed ...


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I've found that most authentic Mexican food is much milder than people realize. Some regions do have a lot of spice (heat) in their foods (like Oaxaca where they are known for moles), but these spicy regions aren't the norm. Usually authentic Mexican food uses a lot of flavorful but not hot spices. Mexicans do use cheese, but not cheddar like us and not as ...



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