Pozole

Pozole is a stew made with hominy and meat- nowadays, pork. But the meat in pozole used to come from a primate, not an artiodactyl.

Wikipedia reports: 

Pozole was mentioned in Fray Bernardino de Sahagún’s General History of the Things of New Spain (c. 1500). Since maize was a sacred plant for the Aztecs and other inhabitants of Mesoamerica, pozole was made to be consumed on special occasions. The conjunction of maize (usually whole hominy kernels) and meat in a single dish is of particular interest to scholars, because the ancient Americans(which?) believed the gods made humans out of masa (cornmeal dough).


According to research by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, on these special occasions, the meat used in the pozole was human.[14] After the prisoners were killed by having their hearts torn out in a ritual sacrifice, the rest of the body was chopped and cooked with maize, and the resulting meal was shared among the whole community as an act of religious communion. After the Conquest, when cannibalism was banned, pork became the staple meat as it “tasted very similar” [to human flesh], according to a Spanish priest.[14]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pozole

As one can see, the bowl contains hominy, shredded pork, cabbage and sliced radishes. 


The sauces were all tasty. I really like the avocado salsa, which was surprisingly spicy.


While pozole was interesting I didn’t love it. It wasn’t bad, but there are far more delicious Mexican dishes. But for historical purposes, I had to try it. 

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