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    Changing demographics influencing taste buds

    From queso fresco to chorizo, traditional Hispanic foods — or even just the flavors of them — are making their way into our everyday diet, particularly among the millennials — those born between the early '80s and the turn of the century. Generation Y's Hispanic community was born into an American culture but still holds onto its traditions, often eating white rice and seamlessly switching between English and Spanish.


    "They are looking for products that are not necessarily big brands anymore," says Michael Bellas, chairman of the Beverage Marketing Corporation. "They like brands that have character. They are looking for authenticity and purity, but they are also looking for new experiences."


    For example, popular among the millennials and other generations on the West Coast is the Mexican soda Jarritos, which boasts real fruit flavors ranging from mango to guava. The company's site showcases a collage of photos taken by Generation Y soda drinkers. Brightly colored sodas pop through their clear vintage-looking bottles. And the bottle caps share a simple message: "Que buenos son," or "They're so good."
    The American landscape is changing at the turn of the century just as it did in the 1890s. This is good news.
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    Bad news for me. I loathe Mexican food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Bad news for me. I loathe Mexican food.
    I used to hate it too

    But then I discovered that Mexicans don't eat that Tex-Mex crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Bad news for me. I loathe Mexican food.
    Good cuisine is extremely region specific, and the North East ain't the region for good Mexican. All you're going to get around there is Taco Bell and suburban white mom tacos. Until I moved to Los Angeles I thought Mexican food was bland and unvaried.

    Well, actually, it's still pretty unvaried, come to think of it, but it's a hell of a lot better here.

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    I love good salsa, there's an outfit in Phoenix called Los Dos Molinos, they have several locations. I recommend it to everyone. Let me know how you like it.

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    I pretty much like all food no matter where it comes from...kinda my problem.
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    My taste buds remain the same. Gotta draw the line somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    My taste buds remain the same. Gotta draw the line somewhere...
    While I was in Houston a few months back, I attended a wedding reception that had nothing but Mexican food on the tables to eat. I was nearly good-naturedly laughed out of the place when I asked what a chalupa (sp) was, never having heard the term, since I live in NE Ohio.. And I thought to myself.."yeah, let's talk about chicken paprikash next, okay, and you can tell me all about it!" : I guess certain foods are indeed regional, but really spicy foods don't agree with my digestive system!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    While I was in Houston a few months back, I attended a wedding reception that had nothing but Mexican food on the tables to eat. I was nearly good-naturedly laughed out of the place when I asked what a chalupa (sp) was, never having heard the term, since I live in NE Ohio.. And I thought to myself.."yeah, let's talk about chicken paprikash next, okay, and you can tell me all about it!" : I guess certain foods are indeed regional, but really spicy foods don't agree with my digestive system!

    Good morning, humbolt.
    Hey Pol. I know what you mean. I used to love really, really hot foods. I participated in the National Chili Cookoff and things like that for the fun of it. Now, I've found that my digestive system doesn't much care for the result, so I've had to temper my enthusiasm. Still love the taste of some of it, but consumption is another matter entirely. My taste buds haven't changed, but age has changed some other things in pretty significant ways I don't dare ignore.

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    Living in Chicago, we have better Mexican food than Mexico!

    We can get regional Mexican cuisine from virtually everywhere in Mexico, plus Rick Bayless has three restaurants plus an awesome take out place in OHare.

    I can even get Cemitas sandwiches from Cemitas Puebla, which flies in special handmade cheese weekly from Mexico.

    http://thetravellerworldguide.com/20...n-food-mexico/


    The only thing we are lacing is good NEW Mexican (I.e. Northern New Mexico) places.
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