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Old 08-08-2019, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by guizot View Post
You could ask the same question about any country in Europe. Why should Mexican food be any more popular in Spain than, let's say, England or Poland?
Exactly. The reasoning many people have is that Mexico stemmed from the Spanish breeding with the locals during the time of the Conquistadores, so they are somehow connected culturally. The few Spanish I've met, a Basque in particular, look down on Mexicans, considering them culturally inferior hybrids of the real thing, if you will.
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