What do people eat in Mexico?

Diet

Staple foods include corn, beans, rice, and chillies. They are combined with spices, vegetables, and meats or fish in the daily meals. Tortillas (made from cornmeal or flour) are cooked on a skillet or hotplate, and are eaten everywhere. They are eaten as bread, or filled with beans, potatoes, meat and cheese (torta). Some popular foods include frijoles refritos (refried beans), and posole (white corn boiled with pork)

Children usually eat breakfast at school but they have their lunch time at 12:00 pm where they eat snacks or sandwiches. Workers, eat at factories or some stands where they sell burritos or lonches. Dinner it's often at home, depending of the family schedules. Normally, the father eats at the at the head of the table, but it is not always done.

Mealtime

When eating, both hands are kept above the table. Guests do not leave directly after the meal, but stay for conversation. Lunch is usually the main meal of the day. Dinner might be light or heavy, depending on the family. It is inappropriate for adults to eat while walking on the street. Some foods are eaten with utensils, others with the hand. Tortillas are often used as scoops for sauces.



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