El pozole is a traditional Mexican corn-based soup that is particularly popular during the Independence Day celebrations in September.
However, in its origins, it was served as a ceremonial dish that only a chosen few could eat which included human flesh from captured warriors kept for human sacrifices in honor of the god Xipe-Tótec.
After the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, this practice was forbidden, the human flesh was replaced by pork, and the pozole started its transformation into the popular version we know today.
Click play to learn more about the fascinating history of one of the most popular Mexican dishes:
- Easy Podcast - El pozole mexicano y su enigmática historia - Easy Español Easy Español