Originally Posted by BuddhaChris
Latin food is delicious.
but its all the same ingredients, strategically placed, differently on a plate/inside a tortilla.
Nope. Latin America is spread across two continents and the caribbean(which isnt on a continent but for geopolitical reasons is considered apart of North America).
100s of thousands of square miles. You mean to tell me all of these places have the same flora and fauna? Impossible.
The different herbs/spices and crops that grow in these different areas leads to different dishes with different tastes. I can assure you the palate of someone from Cuba is different from that of someone from Mexico and that of someone from Chile.
You brought up tortillas (which come from corn) that is a staple of Mexican and central American dishes. Fried plaintains are a staple of the Caribbean. Do they over lap into other areas? Of course but mexicans have more corn in their diet than say a cuban which leads to a different variety of dishes.