Fact: Two countries in the world have cuisine so rich and ingrained in their culture that they are protected by UNESCO. One is France. The other is — you guessed it — Mexico. Traditional dishes vary by region, but the emphasis on native ingredients — tomato, avocado, a variety of squashes, cocoa and vanilla — is common. Yucatean cuisine, which is an amalgam of Caribbean spices, European citrus and traditional Mayan ingredients is often heavy on the salsa (called pico de gallo) and chiles. The region's most popular dishes are sopa de lima (turkey, lime and tortilla soup) and conchita pibil (marinated pork). No matter what you savor, be sure to say "buen provecho" (enjoy your meal) to each other before eating.
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