Tex-Mex foods are a combination of Indian and Spanish cuisines, which came together to make a distinct new cuisine. Tex-Mex first blazed across American taste buds in the Wild West of the 1880s. In those days, young Hispanic women with roses pinned to the bosoms of their dresses peddled tacos, tamales and chili con carne to lonesome cowboys. The Chili Queens, as they were known, were famous both for their sales pitches and for the spiciness of the Tex-Mex specialties they sold. Of course, nobody called it Tex-Mex in those days. It was simply known as Mexican food.
 
 
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