Today is Cinco de Mayo, and numerous Cinco de Mayo festivals and celebrations are underway here in America.
Do you know the broader history of Cinco de Mayo?
Yes, it seems that Napoleon III and the French aimed to take over the Mexican territory back in 1861 but were ultimately unsuccessful in reaching that goal.
What if the French had taken over Mexico? Can you imagine what would have emerged from those two combined cultures? Just think of the food choices, for example!
In the spirit of reconciliation and in celebration of both Mexican and French cultures, I’m sharing two, fun Mexican-French breakfast recipes:
The first recipe above contains one ingredient, Nutella, that is famously popular with kids and adults around the world, however, you can thank the Italians, not the Mexican or French, for that sweet component.
I’ll conclude today’s fifth of May post with these words: Viva Mexico! Vive la France! And, viva Italy!
*Note: According to Wikipedia, the recipe for “French Toast” has Latin and German origins.