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Get your salsa on

September 23, 2013

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It takes two to tango, but only one to salsa. That is, if you’re making salsa to eat, not dancing the salsa for fun. So get your salsa on at the Salsa Showdown, one of the hottest new events at the Gardens GreenMarket in Palm Beach Gardens. The competition is one day only—Sunday, October 6 (8 am-1 pm), giving you plenty of time to prepare your best salsa recipe. The only rule is that you must use one ingredient from the GreenMarket purchased fresh that morning. Otherwise, it’s no holds barred. You can duplicate a recipe off the Internet, rely on an old family recipe, or concoct your own. If you need inspiration, salsa originated with the Inca people, who created the sauce out of tomatoes, chili peppers and ground squash seeds. That resulting “salsa,” as it was coined by Franciscan priest Alonso de Molina, was used as a condiment on turkey, venison and fish. But enough with history. It’s time to gather your ingredients to create the world’s best salsa this side of Machu Picchu. Who knows, you might win the Judges’ Award and start dancing (the salsa, of course) in the streets.


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