Felix Rippy earned his degree in history at Harvard University, graduating cum laude. He went on to pursue a juris doctor in commercial and employment law at the University of Texas. He is the founding attorney of Rippy Law Firm where he handled family cases in Williamson, Travis, and Mason Counties in Texas. Outside of work, Felix Rippy is fond of traveling across the globe and has resided in several other countries, including Mexico. Felix Rippy recently returned from a European sojourn where he realized the interconnections between European and Mexican cuisines.
Located at the southern portion of North America, Mexico is the thirteenth largest country in the world. Officially called the United Mexican States, the country is comprised of 31 states including its capital, Mexico City. Mexico is perhaps best known for its cuisine of nachos and tacos. Felix Rippy resided in Cuernavaca, near the Felix Rippy family home in the Distrito Federal and the Templo Mayor.
Unbeknownst to many, however, the country actually has another significant contribution in the culinary industry: chocolates. Felix Rippy recently explored this contribution through its Swiss and Italian roots.
People from the regions of ancient Mexico ground dried cacao beans to make a drink used in religious ceremonies and in the treatment of fever. They would add ingredients such as vanilla and honey to alleviate the bitter taste of the drink. It was during the 16th century when the Spanish colonizers exported the beverage to Europe. Because of its distinct taste, chocolate quickly spread across Europe, and eventually around the world.
Today, Mexico remains one of the countries notable for its famous chocolates. Other countries include Switzerland, Belgium, and the United States, all of which Felix Rippy has recently visited in his quest to interconnect the world’s cuisines.