The food a people place on their tables tells us much about their history and their culture. In México, we have two very different traditions of cooking that came together gradually during the past hundred or so years. The traditions were those of the Spaniards on the one hand and of the Indians and mestizos who comprised the majority of Mexicans during the colonial era.
Levinson, Irving W., "Mexican Cuisine - From the Maya to McDonalds" (2014). History Faculty Publications and Presentations. 44.