Mexican Rice Pudding is a variation of a traditional creamy dessert introduced in Spain during the time of the Moorish occupation. The influence of Arabian culture as a result of the Moorish occupation is purportedly how... More »

Christopher Columbus explored Honduras in 1502, leading to Spanish colonization. Once inhabited by various aboriginal groups, Honduras declared independence from Spain in 1821 and alternated between liberal and authorita... More » Geography Central America

The main point of the Monroe Doctrine, written by John Quincy Adams, was that the American continents were off-limits to further European colonization, explains the National Archives. This doctrine was also created to gu... More »

The basic recipe for the arroz con leche or Spanish rice pudding is believed to have been brought to Spain during the Moorish occupation of the region. Arroz con leche is a sweet, rice-based dessert that is made by slow ... More »

Some well-known Mexican pastries are campechanas, conchas and the savory pastry empanadas. Other pastries include besos, marranitos, polvorones and cuernos. The common term used to describe all Mexican pastries is pan du... More » Food Food Facts Regional Cuisine

Chicken quesadillas, burritos, tacos, chilli con carne and guacamole are some of the best-known Mexican foods worldwide. Other less popular traditional foods include mole, tlayudas, cochinita pibil and Colima chevice, a ... More »

Recipes in Spanish, from 19 Latin American countries and Spain, are available at The website also offers recipes and cooking activities in a separate section that includes cookbooks, conversations and defin... More » Food Food Facts Regional Cuisine