Originally Posted by QzarBaron
I don't know, I wouldn't say that Mexican rice is a Tex-Mex invention...
When I read the original post, two things came to mind.
Firstly, a lot of things we think are "Mexican" or "Spanish" or "Chinese", for example - are not. They've been adapted to suit American, British, German, Greek, Italian, (whatever) tastes.
And secondly, my mind immediately flashed back to a tinned product I used to buy in London, 35 years ago, called "Mexican Vegetables" - red and green bell peppers, sweet corn, onions and peas.
What a huge surprise when I visited Mexico and found jicama, chayota, curious shaped pumpkins, jitomates and 460,000 different types of chile...
I suppose the comment is just that things aren't always what they appear to be. Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana, not in Italy. Indian "curry" powder was more than likely invented for the English army to spice up their appalling dull food - Indian cooks usually grind their own spices depending on what's cooking. Alfredo would have a fit (or maybe not
) if he saw how his "Salsa Alfredo" is prepared today.
There's no such thing as "English Breakfast Tea" because we Brits don't grow tea. Nor do the Irish, by the way ....
I may just have been hallucinating as my 99º fever subsided