04 February 2010

¡Cuba: La Comida!

Find 5 interesting facts out about the food you made for our FOOD FIESTA or choose ONE of the recipes you translated to research! Please post your facts in English or Spanish on our blog site!

Facts can include:
· A picture (just inserting the link is fine)
· Ingredients (in Spanish)
· Where the food is typically eaten (country/region/city)
· Why the food is prepared (special occasion, daily meal etc.)
· What meal it is served with/how it’s served
· What other foods accompany this food typically
· Any different versions based on regions/cities/countries



Shane W said...

1 The history of salsa originates from the Inca people.
2 has been traced to Incas,Mayans and Aztecs.
3 Spaniards first encountered tomatoes after their conquest of Mexico.
4 Salsa got its name from Alonso de Molina in 1571.
5 Salsa means sauce of tomatoes

Andrew lopez said...

`1 Nachos are the food most craved by pregnent women
2 Nachos were invented by Ignacio 'nacho' Anaya
3 Nachos were invented in 1943
4 The word nacho is used as a name in some latin american countries
5 Nachos we not originally from mexico, they are a mix of texas and mexico

andrew lopez said...


here is the citation

Andrew DiBiase said...

La comida es Mexi-dip
1. Los ingredientes son cebollas, verde chiles, carne res,la salsa de tomates, frijoles, lechuga, y queso.
3. Mexi-Dip is usally served as an appetizer at parties and restaurants
4. Another name for Mexi-Dip is 7 Layered Dip.
5. Mexi-Dip is eaten in Mexico y los Estados Unidos!
Citation: http://www.ehow.com/how_4784060_yummy-mexican-layer-dip.html

Adam Juda said...

1 It is believed a Mayan princess ate the first avacado, which is an ingredient for guacamole.
2 The Mayans believed avacados had magical powers.
3 About 50,000,000 pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
4 You can buy a lot of shirts that say something about guacamole on them.

Brock C said...

1. picture http://www.acemn.com/website/images/flan.jpg

2. There are many different types of flan some are coconut, baked, caramel glazed, and some have almonds in it too.
3. Flan is found in recipes as far back as ancient Rome. It was during Roman times that domesticated chickens were first kept for laying eggs. The Romans, with eggs in surplus, and consulting the Greek's knowledge of the art of cooking, developed new recipes, one of which turned out to be a custardly concoction known as flan. CITE
4. The Cheese Flan is very popular and consists of water, sugar, evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla.
5. Flan and cream carmel both are french, but are both meaning different things in different countries

Tessa Rindfleisch said...

1.)churros are fried-dough pastry-based snacks that are sometimes made from potato dough orginated in Spain.
2.)the snack gets it name from its shape, resembling the horns of the Churro breed of sheep reared in the Spanish grasslands of Castile.
3.)there are two types of churros,one is thin and usually knotted, and the other is long and thick.
4.)churros are normally eaten for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate.
5.)they are also popular in Latin America,France,Portugal,Morocco,the United States,Australia,and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands.

Aurora D. said...

1. Churros are sometimes referred to as the Spanish doughnut.
2. The name, churros, came from its shape. Its shape resembles the horns of the Churro breed of sheep.
3. Churros are normally eaten for breakfast served with hot chocolate.
4. Originated in Madrid, Spain.
5. Churros are most of the time made with potatoe dough.

Aurora D. said...


Timothy Adam Cullinan said...


1.) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TVBh9h_RA28/SSrJHai6DpI/AAAAAAAAAqA/WMH6o4ucHfo/s320/Mexi+Dip.JPG

2.) Mexi-Dip may served during patries usually served during parties as one of the party tapas

3.) Mexi-Dip can be served with Tostidos, Fritos, or Cheetos

4.) Mexi-Dip is eaten in the US and in Mexico

5.) Mexi-Dip was created during the integration of Mexican immigrants into Texas


Brianna Prigg said...

1: The history of guacamole originated from the aztecs.
2: They called it ahuaca-mulli.
3: Spaniards liked guacamole three ways, with salt, with sugar or both.
4: ahuaca-mulli means avocado sauce or avocado mixture.
5: Adding a hint of lime juice helps preserve the color of guacamole.


Derek Burghardt said...

1. Ignacio Anaya created nachos for the wifes of several U.S. soldiers because his kitchen was closed and he needed to make a simple snack.
2. Nachos are mainly popular in Texas.
3. The first time "nachos" was used in English was in 1949.
4. Typically served as an apetizer.
5. There are many variations of nachos.


Jake S said...


2) ingredients: azucar, huevos, leche evaporada, vainilla, sal.

3)no one really knows were flan originated but some say the Chinese invented it others say the French, also some say the ancient Romans.http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_flan_originate

4)There are as may variation of flan as there are households and countries ... Then there are the modified versions of flan: coconut flan, flan de dulce de leche, flan de queso de cabra, pumpkin flan, pineapple flan, flan de naranja ... Then there are the modified versions that include Queso Caraqueño or Flan Napolitano

5)The name "Flan" is begins with a word in old French "flaon", which comes from Latin,flado meaning custard.

Jake S said...

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austin marrano said...

my food is flan
1)flan was actually invented by the romans
2)when cristopher colombus came to america, he brought flan with him
3)flan is savored in europe, and sweetened in spain
4)in latin flatido means flatcake
5)i like flan
6)englands flan uses an open shell and has nuts and fruit in it

Cristina said...

1. The word salsa is derived from the Latin salsa ("salty"), from sal ("salt"). Saline and salad are related words. The proper Spanish pronunciation is [ˈsalsa]; however most English speakers pronounce it as pronounced /ˈsɑːlsə/.


2. Mexican salsas were traditionally produced using the mortar and pestle(tool used to grind,crush, and mix substances)-and the molcajete(stone tool,uesd for grinding objects), although blenders are now more commonly used.


3.In 1992, Packaged Facts, a food marketing research group, found that the dollar amount of salsa sales had overtaken those of ketchup (but not in total volume).[


4.The history of Salsa sauce originated from the Inca people


5.Charles E. Erath of New Orleans was the first person in salsa sauce history who began manufacturing Extract of Louisiana Pepper, Red Hot Creole Peppersauce in 1916. A year later, La Victoria Foods started Salsa Brava in Los Angeles.


BrandonS said...

1.Salsa came from the incans.
2.Spaniards first encountered tomatoes after the conquest of mexico in the early 15 hundreds.
3. Between 1985 and 1990, Mexican sauce sales was very high.
4. Tomatoes is the main ingredent in salsa.
5. This is usaly a appatiser or also known as tapa.

Sydney J said...

1. almond cake is eaten in Spain
2.http://www.channel4.com/food/images/mb/Chann el4/4Food/recipes/chefs/cook-yourself-thin/lemon-almond-cake-ahero.jpg
3. almonds are famous in Spain and Spain's climate is good for growing lemons
4. almonds were first crated in greece
5. technically speaking, almonds are a fruit. On the tree, the fruit or drupe looks like a small, elongated peach with a hard greenish-gray husk

Brayton Ducky Thomas said...

1. Cinnamon fritters (churros) orgiginated in colonial mexico.
2. They are sold in cafes and bakeries.
3. They are often dipped in hot chocolate or milk before eaten.
4.A churro maker, or specialist, is called a Churrero.
5.In Spain, churros are still a very popular breakfast, snack or dessert http://www.churrisimo.com/churros_history.html

Kaitlyn Ader said...

1.Ancient Romans created flan
3.Flan was orignally a savory dish (not sweet, but aromatic and pleasing to the palate).
4. England with its love for pastry crusts, went its own way and developed a different kind of flan. This one makes use of a pastry shell with an open top filled with custard and often mixed with nuts or fruit.
5.Our word for flan actually is derived from the Latin, "flado" (meaning flat cake), which became "flaon" in Old French.

Eric D said...

2)salsa is a mixture of chopped vegetables, fruits (usually tomatoes) and seasonings that may be cooked or uncooked
3)Hispanic cuisine, particularly used as dips
4)Their are over 12 different kinds of salsa
5)Salsa means sauce in spanish and italian
Fact 1 and 2 http://www.texmextogo.com/salsafacts.htm
Fact 3-5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_(sauce)

Andrew P said...

1.) is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce.
2.)can be filled with a variety of ingredients
3.)Enchiladas originated in Mexico.
4.)mexican people that lived in the valley traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish.
5.)Costa Rica's enchiladas are a common small spicy pastry, made with puff pastry and different cheeses.

andrew p said...


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