The 5th of May marks the date of the annual celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862. In the USA, Cinco de Mayo has become associated with a celebration of Mexican –American culture.

This fun fiesta day includes fireworks, parades and of course the enjoyment of delicious Mexican dishes.

Mexican specialties prepared for Cinco de Mayo include:

Green pozole Chicken, Horchata, Gaucamole, Cemita Poblana, Heuvos rancheros, Barbacoa, Enchilades Verdes, Tostadas, Chili Verde Tamales, Tacos and Flautas!

Fun facts about Cinco de Mayo:

-Americans eat 81million pounds of avocadoes on this 1 day!

-Americans spend 2.9 million on Margaritas per year, the official drink of the fiesta

-enchiladas are the most popular food

-more people celebrate in USA than Mexico

-the biggest celebration is Fiesta Broadway in LA, attracting over 300,000 people

We at STIR cooking have decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Taco and Tequila classes during the month of May.

If you have attended our Tapas, Taco and Tequila class before, don’t worry our Taco and Tequila Classes 2.0 feature all new tacos and their accompaniments. (Yes there will be a fish taco for those that have been asking!)

See below for class dates and times. Remember classes fill up quickly so sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!