Celebrating the influence of Central and South American, Mexican, and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine in representative dishes they have released a series of six stamps including; tamales, flan, sanocho, empanadas, chile relleno and ceviche, reflecting an array of Latin American culinary traditions that have attracted huge popularity in the US.
"Salsa overtook ketchup as a top condiment years ago, tortilla chips typically outsell potato chips, and tacos and burritos have become American staples" said Parra, the award winning illustrator drafted in for the occasion. "It doesn't matter what your background is. Everybody loves the food," Parra said, before sitting down at one of Albuquerque's popular New Mexican restaurants for a green-chile infused lunch.
"It's such a universal food for everybody now," he said. "And it's a great way to connect with people. Food is such a universal language."
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