Torrejas – A Sweet Indulgence for Carnival

Torrejas – A Sweet Indulgence for Carnival

Many countries celebrate Carnival and enjoy one form or another of "Fat Tuesday" rich foods right before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent; Mexico is no exception … click on title for more

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The Legend behind Mexico’s Coat of Arms

The Legend behind Mexico’s Coat of Arms

The imagery that conforms the coat of arms emblazoned on the central white band of the Mexican flag is quite complex and unique; it is also called "El escudo nacional" ("The national shield") and it appears as a seal on official government documents, such as passports, and on the back of all Mexican coins; the theme of an eagle standing on a paddle cactus plant comes from the legend of the foundation of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Mexica civilization … click on title for more

Picaditas – Corn Dough Appetizers for Mexico’s Flag Day

Picaditas – Corn Dough Appetizers  for Mexico’s Flag Day

On February 24, 1821, in the town of Iguala (currently in the Mexican state of Guerrero), Mexican military leader Agustín de Iturbide presented a plan declaring Mexico as an independent country, after almost a decade of cruel battles against the Spanish rule. Iturbide also commissioned the creation of a flag with diagonal bands in different colours, representing three principles, demanded as basic guarantees in his plan: Green – Independence, White – Religion, and Red – Unity … click on title for more