Erick Guerra

I guess the cliché explanation of what Hispanic Heritage Month is would be a celebration of the Latino/Hispanic culture from September 15th – October 15th, right? Anyways, each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 – October 15. The month first gained recognition in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. How-ever, clearly realizing how amazing the Hispanic culture was President Ronald Reagan made it a month long celebration in 1988 to start September 15 and ending on October 15. So why the middle of September? September 15 has tremendous signifi-cance in the Latin American culture because it is the anniversary of inde-pendence for Latin American coun-tries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Hon-duras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Mexico’s independence day falls on September 16 (Forget the common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican Independence day.) Chile celebrates their independence on September 18.

Salsa Made Easy
Ok so today we (you) are going to make some Salsa! You will need the following ingredients first: 3 to-matoes (Make sure they are seeded and chopped!), 3 jalapeños (PREFERABLY) or 6 chili Verde ( make sure it is chopped well!). Next make sure you have a chopped red onion, about ½ cilantro (chopped as well) and 2 tea spoons of lemon juice.
Now here comes the super diffi-cult part of making the salsa now that you have all ingredients. Grab a big bowl. Proceed to put all ingredients in bowl and mix!
CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a 5 star Salsa chef! Be like Resident Director Matt Brown and venture into Central America now and impress the locals with your mas-tery of Salsa making.


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