I love Tex-Mex. Having lived in Texas my whole life, I was practically raised on it, and in fact had some sort of Tex-Mex three times this weekend. We make tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas on a regular basis for dinner, and consider it the ultimate comfort/hangover food. It is so tasty!
There are all kinds of very common ingredients–tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, charro beans, cheese, tortillas, and more that I haven’t mentioned. But one thing I haven’t seen ever in Tex-Mex? Cranberries. When I hear about cranberries, I think Thanksgiving, Fall, family dinner….. not the Rio Grande, enchiladas, or anything else related to Texas or Mexico. And yet, when I was in Florida a few weeks ago, the menu at one of the restaurants included Tex-Mex Quesadillas, with mushrooms, onions, and…… cranberries. Wait, what? Cranberries, really? I almost ordered it, but decided I would rather have fish, seeing as I was at the beach.
Readers, have you ever seen a restaurant or other place completely botch a cultural reference?