329-330) About churros "At every Spanish festival or carnival, one is sure to find a huge cauldron of bubbling oil where Churros are quickly fried, shaped into loops, and threaded into reeds that are then knotted for easy carrying.They are meant to be purchased immediately after frying, usually by the dozens, and are munched on by visitors as they wander about taking tin the sights.
In Uruapan..are broken into small pieces and heated\ quickly in a thick syrup of piloncillo, the raw sugar of Mexico.
These of Veracruz are very much like the churros of Spain, but flavored with aniseeds, and served with a syrup." ---The Cuisines of Mexico, Diana Kennedy [Harper Row: New York] 1972 (p.
Smith [Mexican American Food] Pre-Hispanic Cooking, Ana M. fritters were known to many cultures and cuisines; each evolving according to local tastes and customs.
These foods were introduced to Mexico by Spanish settlers.
Burritos, as we Americans know them today, pair ancient culinary traditions with contemporary expectations. Our survey of historic newspapers suggest food trucks played a roll. The "ito" suffix denotes a smaller version of the original item.