Category Archives : HISTORY


History of Tamales

History of Tamales by Darlene Tenes   Tamales have been around for a very, very long time. The tamal is recorded as early as 5000 BC, and may date back to as early as 7000 BC. But, first to come were corn tortillas, made by soaking corn kernels in a […]


Sip n’ Shop – The Ultimate Home Party Show

You’re invited to afternoon party to shop, sip and mingle with your friends amongst a fabulous mixture of classic favorites to exciting new brands Sip & Shop: The Ultimate Home Party Show Sunday, October 22 2:00 – 7:00pm Free Admission Reserved Seating: $8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥   ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ LOCATION: San Jose Clubhouse 15480 Union Avenue, […]


Darlene’s San Jose Jazz Fest Top 5 Picks

This is a whole lot more than my Top 5 picks. I’m trying to branch out this year at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017 and not live at the Salsa Stage so this is my schedule of performers that I personally want to see. I’ve got a little bit of everything but it […]


Win Two VIP Ticket to Meet Edward James Olmos in Person

Win two tickets Latino Thought Makers hosted by Rick Najera  with Special Guest Edward James Olmos + An Invitation for you and a guest to attend the  VIP Cocktail Reception to meet Edward James Olmos in Person _______________________________ One Grand Prize Winner plus 20 additional winners will receive General Admission Tickets […]


An Aztec Love Story

Many of you are familiar with this iconic image of the Aztec warrior carrying a woman seen on countless panaderia calendars, but do you know the legend behind it? The most popular legend passed down for centuries through oral tradition comes from the ancient Náhuas. It tells the romantic and […]


Ponche – Hot Rum Punch

Ponche – Hot Rum Punch This is the the traditional punch served during the Posadas with bunuelos or pan dulce. If you would like to make this punch but can’t find or don’t like some of the ingredients (perhaps, prunes) use substitutes. For instance, tamarind pods are a primary flavor […]