Saveur Offers a Guide to Mexican Snack Foods

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You know your barbacoa from your birria and your chapulines from your escamoles, but what about all those colorful packaged goodies that are stocked at tienditas and Mexican grocery stores? Javier Cabral comes to save the day in a well-chartered breakdown of Mexican snack foods in the latest issue of Saveur , which offers a dissection of Mexican cuisine this month with contributions from Rick Bayless, Patricia Quintana, and Diana Kennedy. Along the way, the writer relates the sweet stuff to their respective places in Mexican cooking and traditions. So read on if you’re to ever distinguish between your cacahuates Japoneses and your mazapánes de cacahuate. [Saveur]