• How War and Necessity Gave Rise to a Number of the Most Delicious Hispanic Foods

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    It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Food, from the Iberian Peninsula to Hokkaido, Japan, demonstrates this idea more clearly than anything else. Consider, because of the need to preserve fish and rice so that they could have access to food throughout the year, early Chinese and Japanese invented what is now sushi. The classic French dish Coq au Vin started as a way for the poor to eat, when all they had was a rooster on its last legs and a bottle of old wine. It’s more accurate, perhaps, to say that necessity is the mother of great food.

    Many of the most famous Hispanic foods were born out of necessity, specifically the necessity that comes during wartime. From the Western Roman Empire to Occupied Spain to war torn Mesoamerica and South America, battle gave rise to some of the most Continue Reading