Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It has become known that this holiday is celebrated more in the United States, and it of course very big in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
While the holiday commemorates the battle in Mexico, here are some recommended "starter pack" dishes to help you get in the festive mood!
Margarita : NYT Cooking blog (Rosie Schaap)
Chile verde guacamole : NYT Cooking blog (Pati Jinich)
Tacos al pastor: NYT Cooking blog (Julia Moskin, Gabriela Camara)
Conchas: NYT Cooking blog (Pati Jinich)