VIVA MEXICO: The Foods
By: George Ancona
Publisher: Benchmark Books, 2001
Age Level: 9-12
The bustling markets offer their colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. Foods that were native to the region like corn, turkeys and cacao blended with the cargoes of sailing ships from India, Europe Africa and Asia to become the Mexican cuisine. Festive special foods celebrate a variety of holidays with feasts.