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The Tex-Mex quesadilla

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Congrats on a very well crafted, educational and entertaining book. I truly enjoyed reviewing it and I did learn a lot.

The only missing Tex-Mex item from the book was the quesadilla. Was that intentional? I am talking about the large flour trotillas sandwiching a healthy filling of meat and cheese, not the traditional Mexican ones. Are these not Tex-Mex?

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E. Nassar
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I didn't write about quesadillas because I couldn't find them on any early Texas Mexican restaurant menus. They seem to be native to Mexico and arrived in Texas about the same time as the burrito.

On the other hand, I found dishes like fritoque and chilitoque which seem to be unique to Tex-Mex and have all but disappeared.

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