In a few days it is a day for celebration. It’s Cinco de Mayo, and coincidentally, it is my birthday. The day celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. What I find interesting is that it is believed the day is celebrated with more gusto here in the United States, than in its native country, although it is a big celebration in Puebla. Here, it has become a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and of course, food and drink; similar to how we recognize Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day. The 5th of May, is a day many prepare Mexican-inspired fare for a party, and a batch of margaritas to wash it all down; this year especially, since it falls on a weekend! To help you make Saturday’s fiesta unique and mouth-watering, these party-perfect recipes will do the trick.
For those who wish to go out and enjoy Mexican food and have some fun, restaurants, and not only Mexican ones are planning festivities and menus that go beyond guacamole, chips, and margaritas.