Today is Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated more in the US than in Mexico. It is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16th), it’s the date of a famous battle in a town called Puebla in 1862. I’m sure many of my friends in the US will be feasting on chips and salsa, guacamole, tacos, burritos, and Corona tonight. Sadly, I will not be doing the same.
There are three Mexican restaurants that I know of in Freiburg. (There used to be a fourth, a restaurant in Markthalle, a food court type place, but it’s now an Afghani place. Run by the same guy. I’m willing to bet he’s neither Mexican nor Afghani.) I’m planning on trying them all soon for a blog post. But Germans, for the most part, don’t like spicy food, so I’m keeping my expectations low.
I’m also experimenting with salsa recipes so I can make my own. Someday I hope to replicate the salsa in the picture from Nuevo Laredo in Atlanta. If anyone can give me the recipe, there might be a reward. Have I mentioned I really miss Mexican food?