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Cinco de Mayo


Sunday was Cinco de Mayo (May 5), a holiday meant to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, fought between the Mexican and French armies in 1862.

In Mexico’s history, it’s generally considered a minor event. But a century and a half later, it is still celebrated in the United States (even when people don’t know why they’re celebrating).

I just think it’s a good day to eat our version of Mexican food! One thing my husband does is make chorizo, Mexican sausage. I remember being in Kansas years ago, at my aunt’s house, when the answer came on Jeopardy.

“The name of Mexican sausage.”...

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