Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the traditions and history of the Hispanic culture and people. One popular topic of Hispanic Heritage Month is the delicious food. According to Study.com, there are many ingredients important in the dishes such as avocados, beans, limes, onions, rice, tortillas, and garlic. Besides the flavorful ingredients, family is another important aspect of the Hispanic culture. Recipes are handed down from each generation including dishes that were cooked over an open fire, steamed, or fried. Family members learn how to make dishes from scratch and keep the beautiful traditions of their culture. According to WebstaurantStore, some popular and cultural Hispanic foods include Tortilla Espanola, Empanadas, Tajadas, Ceviche, Churros, Tacos, Flan and, Tres Leches Cake. These foods are connected to Hispanic countries such as Argentina, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, and Ecuador. Although these dishes are common among Hispanic cultures, each culture puts its own spin on each dish. For instance, flan is a custard that is common in the Hispanic culture. However, Mexican flan is covered in caramel syrup while Spanish flan has a layer of scorched sugar on the bottom.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board hosted Todos Unidos: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Students were able to enjoy delicious food inspired by Hispanic cultures and a night of dancing. Empanadas, Pernil sandwiches, Jarritos, Pupusas, and fruit cups were some of the foods featured during the event. All that participated in the festivities truly delighted in the Hispanic culture that night to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.
If you are interested in enjoying authentic Hispanic food in the area, you can check out:
- 3 Nopales
- El Chingon
- El Gordo
- El Nuevo Latino
- La Cabana
- Los Compadres
- Parador Rojo
These among many other local eats are great options to satisfy your flavorful cravings. We toast to enjoy the rest of Hispanic Heritage Month with your finest plate of flan!