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Old 12-31-2018, 10:05 PM
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It's interesting what people consider as "authentic". The food my Mexican grandmother made was fantastic, but you'd never pay for it in a restaurant. It was mostly potatos, beans, and rice. "Authentic" Mexican dishes like tamales and menudo were saved for holidays and big events. And although no one considers Spam Mexican food, it is much more consumed in Mexican households than the average home and was a staple of Grandma's cooking. Restaurant cooking in some ways is inherently inauthentic.