Science timeline

  • Aug 16, 1300

    Mid 1300's

    Mid 1300's
    The Aztec Empire thriving, Mayan food were still in use, chicli peppers, honey, salt, and chocolate, found into their cooking.
  • Dec 24, 1519

    Salsa Sauce

    Salsa Sauce
    The history of Salsa sauce originated with the Inca people. Salsa (combination of chilies, tomatoes and other spices) can be traced to the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. The Spaniards first encountered tomatoes after their conquest of Mexico in 1519-1521, which marked the beginning of the history of Salsa sauce.
  • Jun 19, 1521


    Spain invaded Mexico. Spanish food had most influence Mexican cuisine. They introduced the Mexican livestock, cow, sheep, and pigs. They brought with them dairy products, and garlic as well as many differnet herbs, wheat, and spices.
  • Chocolate

    The Aztecs brought chocolate with them too.
  • Tacos

    The taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico.