Growing up in California it was a common event to go out to a Mexican restaurant for special occasions. At the end of the meal, if it was a birthday celebration, the waiter or waitress would bring out a small flan with a candle on top. I always loved how flan looked very shiny and how it tasted. I only have flan when I am at a Mexican restaurant, I really should try to make it myself one day. People seem to love flan or hate it, I am guessing that is because of the texture. Apparently, flan was created during the Roman empire when chickens were being domesticated and there was an excess of eggs. The Romans started creating more egg based dishes and desserts and flan was born. The recipe was adopted in Spain and then brought to Mexico. Do you like flan?
Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.