This reblog I really need to keep track of the use of Limes ideas, seeing o have so darn many from my like tree out back. 🙂
The topic of Spanish colonialism in Latin America is a rather controversial one, especially for a cooking blog. It’s filled with violence and struggle, repression and cultural rape. Those things don’t belong here. These pages are for G-rated recipes and jaw-dropping food photos. Not historical realism.
And yet, to separate a cuisine from its historical framework would be like telling people Lance Armstrong never had cancer. As human beings, our story is what makes us unique. The same goes for food – ignoring its history ignores its truth. And in the case of Latin America, ignoring Spanish colonialism would mean ignoring one of the most important ingredients in Mexican cuisine: the lime.
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