We make it a lot like the Aztecs did!

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We make it a lot like the Aztecs did!
Written By: Salsa de Rosa Team ~ 2/17/2020


Tomatoes and chilies were first domesticated in Latin America thousands of years ago, and the Aztecs were the first to combine these two elements, along with a few other choice ingredients, to make what we now call salsa. In the Florentine Codex (General History of the Things of New Spain by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún: The Florentine Codex), one of the earliest accounts of Aztec life, a Spanish missionary described a local salsa vendor who sold ingredients that are still popular today, including “tomatoes, with smoked chile, with hot chile, with yellow chile, with mild red chile sauce.”

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