National Geographic : 1940 Sep
In Montezuma's Painted Land Kodachromie by Luis Marden Enough Chile Peppers to Sear a Thousand Throats at Tlaxcala The red variety is the more fiery. "Liquid fire" extracted from the glossy peppers is used in making such spicy dishes as enchiladas, tamales, tacos, and other specialties of Mexican cuisine. Hyacinths Still Grow in Anahuac's Remaining Waterways The ancient name for Aztec-ruled Mexico means "Near the Waters" and probably referred to the lakes that once surrounded Mexico City. Near Xochimilco, natives tend island gardens as in times before Cortes.