Seasonal Recipe Spotlight: Mexican Food!

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Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and so it's a great excuse (we'll take any though, really) to make Mexican food! We'd like to take the chance to explore some more authentic Mexican recipes in our kitchen. But whether you're going the sophisticated Saveur route or sticking with Tex-Mex, cook something new this weekend!

Here's a few features and recipes on this ever-so-popular holiday excuse to break out the nachos. Epicurious sets the record straight on what Cinco de Mayo really is, and kicks things off with some recipes, including a Jicama-Melon Salad.

Southern Living makes some nice-looking fajitas, and the popularization of Mexican-ish food continues over at Food Network where Emeril's got Chorizo, Bean and Cheese Nachos.

For something a little more authentic, try making tortillas and huevos rancheros. We love the look of this dish with Cochinita pibil, guacamole and pickled red onions.

For sweets, don't forget about our Mexican Hot Chocolate. These Bunuelos with Orange Syrup look wonderful too, as does this Margarita Cheesecake.

Do you take this golden opportunity to pour an extra margarita? Have any special plans this Cinco de Mayo?

(Image credit: Southern Living)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.