May ain’t just for barbecue. It just so happens that it’s also National Salsa Month. Many of these “official” food celebration months exist, and you can find exhaustive lists online, but some seem to be more authentic than others…the most “official” began as presidential proclamations or were created by Congress. More sketchy designations seem to have originated from well-timed press releases that somehow became popularly accepted. National Salsa Month appears on the USDA’s website, so I guess that makes it official from a government point of view. According to The Teacher’s Calendar, National Salsa Month was established to recognize salsa as America’s Favorite Condiment. Picante Sauce was invented in 1947 by David Pace of Texas company Pace Foods. Cinco de Mayo, another important May holiday, is a perfect excuse to eat salsa…anybody’s salsa! Here’s our take on Making Traditional Salsas from Scratch.