It’s no secret that the culture that gave us the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, also brought us the ingredients popular in Southwestern food; a cuisine whose bright and intense flavors have long painted beautiful pictures in our mouths.
Also known as the Fifth of May, Cinco De Mayo is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the original Mexican flavors that went on to spark Tex-Mex and Southwestern cuisine.
With that in mind, crank up some music by Lila Downs and get ready to plan your own Mexican style fiesta by trying some of the many delcious foods below.
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(Photo Credit: Cosmovitral - Toluca Mexico 2008 by Lucy Nieto on Flickr.)