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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

On May 5th, 1862, the Mexican army, heavily outnumbered, took on the MIGHTY French Army (I chuckle every time I read that) in the tiny state of Puebla, Mexico. Against all odds, the Mexican Army won (did the French stop for croissants and brie cheese?). In the history of military victories and battles, this date and victory by the soon to be crushed Mexican Army is trivial.

HOWEVER, somewhere around the 1960s the beer and spirit companies in America decided to advertise celebrating the 5th of May as Mexican Independence Day. Let’s face it. Americans love to celebrate. And, to no surprise, Cinco de Mayo, the party, was born.

Some of you may be wondering how Cinco de Mayo has anything to do with cooking food and at this point in the article I would say you are correct, but I believe I can change that with one word….TACO.

We love Tacos! By the grace of God , we live in California and can have authentic tacos with braised meat, Pico de Gallo, Cotija cheese and amazing salsas any day, or we can indulge in America's favorite Mexican restaurant (Taco Bell) and enjoy Ame