Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May: Mexico


Many people will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo today. It is a tradition which goes back to 1862 in Puebla as a celebration of a battle victory over the French.   Over the years, it has become a worldwide way to honor Mexican heritage.

For us, it begins a month of exploring Mexican food.  And for this purpose, I ordered the new cookbook, Mexico, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte published by Phaidon.  It arrived yesterday.
The inside flap says that it is "the definitive bible of Mexican home cooking."

I first saw the book when I was traveling to Houston last January, but didn't carry it home because it big, and very heavy.  It has 704 pages!

Tonight I will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by perusing her cookbook and marking recipes we will want to try this month.

And perhaps by making margaritas for us--- even though it is a Tuesday night.


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