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| || |While I do agree Mexican food is good, what I don't is how it can't be fast food? You said it takes a long time to prepare, but alot of the food you just mentioned is the kind you can have in steam wells/-holding, all day long, or zapped in a microwave to re heat it. And, sorry, any kind of Mexican food that needs to be assembled to order, which is a lot of it, is also done at Taco Bell, to order/just a couple minutes in advance otherwise.
Every food culture has dishes that are better, and slower, prepared by mothers, I don't see why Mexican is different in that respect.
You mean this list http://www.unesco-bg.org/file_store/188328e.pdf
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The reason Mexican food cannot be fast food has to do with the Mexicans and Mexican culture. Mexicans NEVER eat alone. Even if on a lunch break on a construction site, the "alba&iles" (builders) go to the shop on a corner to buy their Coca-Cola and their "tortas" or "lonches" (big sandwiches on a special kind of hearty bread) to sit down together to eat. A lot of Mexicans prefer to eat at restaurants than at home, it is a very common thing. Businesses close between 2-4 p.m., so even after lunch there is always time to relax and enjoy your meal. Some people call this "siesta" time, but hardly anyone sleeps during this time...it is more of a prolonged conversation that spills over after the meal to coffee and general chit-chat.
Food, we Mexicans think, is like all things to be enjoyed. There is always time for work "ma&ana" (tomorrow). And what best way to enjoy it than in good company. You never want to rush good company.
That's why true Mexican food can never be "fast" food.