It is interesting how cuisines are so telling about individual and collective histories; when spaniards invaded south America in the XVI century they had brought with them the concept of domesticated meats – chicken, goat, beef, sheep – and tried to impose it on everybody else. The natives however, didn’t give in easily, and gradually introduced corn, beans and chilli peppers to the plate – until then unknown to the europeans. While the africans and asians being the working force of the time, employed their style of cooking. Five hundred years later we enjoy the vegetarian mexican wrap worldwide – fresh veggies, black beans, corn and red pepper sauce! A great result from produced by an awkward relationship, don’t you think?