The Burrito: From Juarez to the World
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The burrito is definately one of the classic mexican foods, at least for us who live in the north. The burrito consists of a flour tortilla that is wrapped around whatever food you decided to fill it with. The most common fillings are of meat, beans and cheese...actually, almost all of the burritos include beans because they kind of are the base of it, but there are certainly a lot of combinations for the fillings. Oh and if you buy a burrito outside of Mexico, it probably isnt a burrito.
Although the origin of the name "burrito" is still unknown, this is the official story for the creation of the burritos and how they obtained their name: From the times of the mexican revolution (from 1910 to 1921), there was a man that had a buisness in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. His name was Juan Mendez and he had a food stand. He had the ingenious idea of making big wheat flour tortillas and filling them up with his food (which he wanted to keep warm) and then covering them up with towels to keep them hot. Apparently he had so much deliveries to make, that he decided to buy a donkey to carry his food. Burrito literally means "little donkey". So with time his food became so famous that people started coming from everywhere to try the food of the little donkey...and so the "burrito" was born as a typical food of Ciudad Juarez.