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Mar 22, 2009 12:14 PM

First Guide of Authentic Mexican Restaurants in USA and Canada [Moved from Mexico Board]

I attended the ANTAD Expo in Guadalajara 2 weeks ago and at the SAGARPA stand i got a copy of the First Guide in USA and Canada of Authentic Mexican Food. The guide was edited by the Authentic Flavors of Mexico Foundation, good to know there´s one. The booklet starts giving definitions for Mexican native, Creative cusine, Traditional Mexican and Taquería, the last one described as a "place where salsas and tortillas are very important." I was surprised to see that Illinois, a state with a large Mexican population had only one restaurant that they considered authentic, Adobo Grill, Mc Allen Tx, a city just on the border, had also just one, Palenque Grill. On the other hand, Ontario had 32 listed restaurants....At the Hidalgo stand they were giving away a recipe booklet of miel de maguey, which tasted very similar to honey (bee), but i have never seen it being sold in stores.

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  1. Sounds to me as if it would be a waste of money to purchase such a book, given the description you've provided. I'd be interested in the definition that group is using for "authentic." It's probably the same folks who argue about what's "real" and what's not in Mexico. Thanks for the mention, I'll steer clear of the book.