Broad Brook, CT (PressExposure) May 01, 2009 -- Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner; on The fifth of May, residents of the Mexican state of Puebla and Mexican expatriates all over the world will celebrate the victory of the Mexican army against far larger French forces in the Battle of Puebla. Of course, you donât need to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco de Mayo; and with all of the wonderful Mexican food to be enjoyed on this occasion, thatâs great news.
The traditional Mexican recipes, which you may find as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration, hail from the state of Puebla, where the holiday is a matter of local pride. There are mole poblano dishes, with their complex smoky, chocolaty flavor; an ideal partner to chicken, beef and even vegetarian dishes alike. Also from the state of Puebla is the chalupa. Many know this popular Mexican snack in its Americanized form, but there is no better time than Cinco de Mayo to make the acquaintance of the genuine article.
There are a lot of people out there who would like to bring the flavors of these Cinco de Mayo dishes and other Mexican recipes into their homes - but many cooks donât even know where to begin when it comes to preparing Mexican food at home. "Itâs not nearly as challenging as people tend to think," says Christine Kudra, owner of the Mexican cuisine resource MexicanFoodRecipes.org ([http://www.MexicanFodRecipes.org]). "Thereâs some ingredients which may be unfamiliar to some cooks at first and of course cooking any new cuisine for the first time can seem like a hurdle. I was there once myself, but Iâve learned a lot since then and I started the site to help others learn to cook authentic Mexican food at home."
Kudra started her site to provide other cooks with the resources she wishes sheâd had when she started to prepare Mexican food at home: recipes. "You know, with a well written recipe, you can really cook just about anything; but I wanted to go a little bit further and give readers information on the ingredients used in Mexican recipes and historical information on Mexican cuisine along with the recipes." There is a large number of Mexican recipes already on the site, which has recently been updated to prepare for the Cinco de Mayo holiday, which is always accompanied by a spike in searches by cooks looking for a last minute Mexican recipe for a Cinco de Mayo party.
For her part, Kudra is looking past the holiday itself. "Itâs great that people take an interest in Mexican cooking on Cinco de Mayo, which is why Iâve added so much new content to the site ahead of time - and Iâm adding more all the time! But what Iâd really like to see is people coming to the site for Cinco de Mayo recipes and seeing that thereâs a lot more to Mexican food than theyâd thought and coming back for recipes year round." With so much information on Mexican cuisine to be found here and a wealth of Mexican recipes, which make it, easy to make and enjoy Mexican dishes at home, it seems Kudra will get her wish.
To learn more about Cinco de Mayo, Mexican food and try some Mexican recipes for yourself, please visit: http://www.MexicanFoodRecipes.org