The Perfect Cinco de Mayo Menu | KCET
The Perfect Cinco de Mayo Menu
Contrary to popular belief, May 5 isn't a celebration of Mexican independence, but of the unexpected victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. California has a strong claim to Cinco de Mayo festivities: homesick Mexican gold miners in Northern California really celebrated the win and a tradition was born.
To commemorate the day, we put together a menu of updated classics alongside dishes that call for Mesoamerican ingredients. And while you're out doing your shopping, check out these Mexican juice shops. For some more cooking inspiration, see how L.A.'s Mexican food has evolved through the years.
World War I changed America. It also left behind lessons that we should still heed today — especially when it comes to our relationship with food.
Following a screening of "Saint Judy," director Sean Hanish and writer Dmitri Portnoy attended a Q&A hosted by Cinema Series host Pete Hammond.
A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with Academy Award-winning director Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game," "Interview with the Vampire") and actor Chloë Grace Moretz.
Can you spot Huell and other key figures from "California's Gold" in this special illustration?
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