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Weekend Cook and Tell: La CelebraciĆ³n de Cinco de Mayo

Welcome to our Weekend Cook and Tell where each Wednesday we page through the food sections of various national newspapers in search of inspiration for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

The original purpose of Cinco de Mayo was to commemorate the Battle of Pueba, celebrating the Mexican Army's victory over the French. But somehow over the years, Cinco has turned into a celebration of all things Mexican, including tacos, margaritas, chips, salsa, guac, and all of the other great things that made their way up from south of the border.

Judith Dunbar Hines is talking Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Style over at the Chicago Sun-Times with memories of moles and chilaquiles, which got us thinking about this week's challenge. In honor of of favorite day to indulge in comidas Mexicanas, we are devoting this week's challenge to Cinco de Mayo celebrations and all of the tastiness that accompanies them.

We're looking for your slushiest margaritas, spiciest micheladas, gooiest enchiladas, and most stuffed to capacity burritos. And if your Cinco celebration involves a folks posing in an over sized sombrero, please feel free to send those photos our way as well.


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