Aaron Sanchez on Cinco de Mayo

By admin | May 4, 2012

Aaron Sanchez

Tomorrow marks the day where the colors red, white, and green can be seen flying over many restaurants, and items like Flautas, Micheladas, and Tres Leches seep into menus everywhere. While many Americans have finally figured out that Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day, few still know what it really stands for. Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of Mexico’s unexpected victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

But to get an even better idea of this much celebrated festivity as well as Mexican cuisine in general, we went to he who knows best, our good friend Chef Aaron Sanchez. He shared with us some insight of what Cinco de Mayo means to him and a new view into Mexican cuisine.

Here’s what he shared with us… Read More


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mole Poblano!

By mahir | May 5, 2011

Photo: gsz on flickr

Photo: gsz on flickr

By Julia Burgi

This Mexican holiday is one of two Mexican Independence Days, the other on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican defeat of Napoleonic French forces on the 5th of May 1862 – an incredible feat if the supposed small size of the Mexican army relative to the French one is true! Read More


Easter Around The World

By mahir | April 22, 2011

Photo: RichardBH on flickr

Photo: RichardBH on flickr

By Julia Burgi

Easter, technically, is the Christian holiday celebrating the rebirth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It has been around for thousands of years and coincides with the rebirth of life in the Northern hemisphere, spring! This holiday is not only religious, but a time of cultural celebration as well. Every country, even region, has its own Easter traditions! Read More


Top 5 Cookbooks For This Holiday Season

By mahir | November 29, 2010

Now that it’s after Thanksgiving, you may be starting to think about what to give your loved ones for the upcoming holidays.  Here are my five top picks for cookbooks to give this holiday season.

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