Today is Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the defeat of the French by the Mexican militia in 1862, Cinco de Mayo remains a day of pride and of course, a great reason to celebrate with Mexican style food.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
The victory represented a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and the Mexican people at large. In the description of The History Channel, "Although not a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza's success at Puebla represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican people and bolstered the resistance movement." As Time magazine recently noted, "The Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath." It helped establish a much-needed sense of national unity and patriotism.
Speaking of recent food holidays, we missed one on Friday May 2nd. It was National Truffle Day. On this day, the deliciously sweet chocolate truffles get the spotlight.
Named for the little rare mushrooms they can sometimes resemble, truffles are a sweet delight that can be filled with anything you imagine.
Monsieur Petruccelli of Chambery, France is believed to be the creator of the chocolate truffle in December, 1895. This chocolate confectionery is traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder, chopped nuts or coconut. The truffle may be filled with other fillings such as cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge, toffee, mint, marshmallow or liqueur.
Here is how we describe our assorted Truffles. These decadent truffles have a sweet creamy ganache center infused with either Santa Ynez Valley red wine or other amazing flavors such as Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Surprise (a mixture of dark, milk and white chocolates,) Raspberry, Strawberry, Irish Cream and Mocha/Espresso.
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