Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Victoria Abbott Riccardi is a food and travel writer and a longtime contributor to Vegetarian Times. Her travels to Italy, France, and nearby New England (she lives in the Boston area) inspired her heirloom bean recipes.

Spring Fiesta

Spring Fiesta

South of the border, Cinco de Mayo is a low-key regional holiday, mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, where Mexican troops won a morale-boosting victory against the French in 1862. But in the United States, the fifth of May has become something of a cross-cultural phenomenon, a celebration of all things Mexican—especially food.