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Posted: 20 Jan 2014
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In our years of producing Mexican food, we've got to know the place and its people very well. We'd love to share the history, culture and customs of this amazing country with you. So, in this section of our site you'll find lots of interesting facts and insights into Mexico and Mexican life.

Mexico and chocolate

The world has the Mexicans to thank for the gift of chocolate. The Olmec people were the first to discover the process of extracting the dark, rich substance from the cacao beans and to turn chocolate from a liquid into a solid.

Love Chillies?

There are more than 300 varieties of chillies in Mexico, ranging from the big poblano to tiny pequin chillies. Perhaps the world's most famous chilli is the jalapeño; the stubby, green variety named for the city of Jalapa, capital of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz.

Enough tortillas for everyone...

The best way to warm tortillas is over a naked flame or hold the tortillas with a pair of tongs over the gas flame for a couple of seconds each side and it gives a toasted flavour that is unique.