The History of Pura Macha
Salsa macha's origins are in the state of Veracruz, whose long coastline hugs the Gulf of Mexico, but as is the case with many popular foods, the story of how it came to be is not entirely clear. What is worth noting, however, is that Veracruz is home to the oldest and largest port in the country and was a nexus for trade between the East and West. Was salsa macha the result of cross-continental trade? We don't know — but we do know that the free movement of people is essential in maintaining vibrant foodways.