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Old 08-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #11
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What is TexMex? Well, it's to real Mexican food as Chef Boyarde is to Italian.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:11 AM   #12
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actually, you just reinforced texherps description of the matter at hand.

chef boiardi, or better known as boyardee, was an actual italian american chef. he was so successful at it that people often asked to take home his sauce and other foods, way before the days of doggie bags. he eventually sold out to factories that created crap. but i digress.

the point texherp made was that there is a true, regional tex-mex, but don't try to compare it to fast food.

that would be like comparing frozen factory made pizza to a real, fresh, handmade one.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:27 AM   #13
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Political borders mean nothing to how foods developed over the centuries. You will never find Mexican food on one side of the line that is the border and step over to the other side of the line and find completely different food in Texas.

Within Mexico, foods change gradually as one travels from South to North or East to West. So it's natural that that the food in Juarez is little different from the food in El Paso where Mexican influences meets cowboy/cattle country influences.

So I'd say TexMex is as legitimate a regional food as any other and doesn't simply equate to Taco Bell.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:50 AM   #14
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If you discount food just because it falls under a specific title you're probably doing it wrong. Plus, for a lot of people, a more traditional mexican dish may be somewhat offputting.

Those people are crazy, but man, texmex is delicious.
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