RE: Bacon in Mexican food
I've only seen bacon around here in regards to bacon and egg breakfast tacos, though Salsalito Mexican restaurant on Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio take peeled shrimp, place a strip of cheese and jalepeno on the shrimp,wrap it in bacon, and then broil or grill them, and that's it.
I'd have to look at the Diane Kennedy books> I have an old mexican cookbook from the 1940s, in english,published by Naylor Publishing of San Antonio and will have to look, but I don't think
Mexicans use bacon really in cooking.
However, blacks use ham, hamhocks,etc. in their soul food cooking. I don't know if back in Africa the people use or eat alot of pork, but if they do eat pigs there, then this was a tradition the slaves on the plantations brought with them.