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The Scoop on Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2017

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Cinco de Mayo, Food, Food Blog, restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cinco de Mayo 2017 It’s time to plan a Cinco de Mayo party. This May celebration pays homage to the Mexican victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This, however, didn’t mark the end of the Franco-Mexican War as the French didn’t pull out until 1867. Many American’s confuse this date with Mexican Independence although that day had passed some 50 years earlier on September 16th. Though a somewhat minor holiday south of the border, in the U.S. it’s a great excuse to enjoy some great Latin food along with a few Cerveza’s and maybe a Tequila or two. Dining Out Some of the biggest celebrations in the U.S. occur in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Down South here in Atlanta there will also be plenty of folks hitting the town to start the weekend...

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Guacamole: Use of the avocado as food, not as a refrigerators color.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Avocados, Cinco de Mayo, Food, Food Blog, Hot Spots for Guacamole, Mexican Independence Day, National Guacamole Day 2013, Roadtrips R Us, The California Avocado Advisory Board, Today in Food History, Today in History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Find a venue, over order on the booze and bulk buy the guacamole. Love Actually (Movie: 2003) September 16th is National Guacamole Day 2013. The Aztecs used avocado to make this sauce (dip) as early as the sixteenth century. The Spanish fell in love with the avocado and brought it back to Europe after they conquered the Aztecs. The California Avocado Advisory Board had a tough time marketing this fruit for a while. In the 40’s, they started giving Americans recipes for guacamole and tried to teach Americans how to pronounce it. In the 60’s, they sought to give the avocado a Pacific Island image. In the 70’s, they went for more of a Mediterranean theme. All this hard work has made guacamole one of America’s favorite snack foods, especially during football season. Approximately 5% of...

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