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Where Salsa Valentina Got it's Name - The Mexican Mulan

We all love Salsa Valentina, but do you know how it got its name? The sauce is named in honor of a brave woman from the early 1900's that pretended to be a man so that she could go to war.Her name was Valentina Ramírez Avitia, from El Norotal, Durango, and she was only 17 years old when she decided to join her local troops and fight in the Mexican revolution in place of her father, who died without being able to fight for his family. She went under the name "Juan Ramírez" and dressed as a man, hiding her braids under her hat and imitating the body language of her brothers. She was such an outstanding warrior that within...

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