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To be Mexican is to work work work trabajar trabajar trabajar the Chiapas taquero tells the film maker as he follows him from early morning prep to his route through the varrio with tacos al canasta. It’s Friday, and that means ceviche. Bonus footage: A welder/metal worker.

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Or maybe not doomed. If we must have robot overlords, maybe we can all agree on this one.

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There’s no Mexican food without cilantro — well, in theory. But some people just hate hate hate the taste of this herb. PBS explains. [Mas…]

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É Arenas, bass player for Chicano Batman, cooks up some cumbia for Christmas in this new song
Buñuelos a Monton, and he includes all your favorite fiesta Mexmas specialties: [Mas…]

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Lauren Hlushak bought some tongue and now she plans to make tacos. Can text messages from viewers (and Spanish-speaking amiga Anna) show her the right way to proceed? And is an Insta-pot the right tool for the job? [Mas…]

Grinding corn for tortillas in Mexington and the American Dream (video)

by Barney Asada December 4, 2017 Cultura

In the growing Latino community of Lexington, Kentucky (aka Mexington), immigrant Laura Patricia Ramirez and her family suspected the new “Spanish” influx into town might mean they could earn a living providing comida Mexicana to the neighbors. First they imported fresh tortillas from Chicago, and then started making their own. Now they own a tortilla/taqueria […]

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Wanna be a taquero? You need this al pastor taco cart (video)

by Barney Asada November 30, 2017 Cultura
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We never thought much about taquero equipment, but if you wanna be a full service taco cart gal and serve up tacos al pastor, you’ll need a plancha AND a vertical grill and a trompo. Here’s a video from local restaurant supply company OC Taco Carts where salesman Jorge Alonso shows off the shiny stainless […]

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Los Tres Garcias Taco Truck at the car wash on Alameda: 8.1 (video)

by Barney Asada November 29, 2017 Cultura
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New Compton location at the Crystal Auto Spa means plenty of parking at night for Los Tres Garcias Taco Truck. Jose “Tacos y Trifectas” Contreras (@LosPonies on Twitter) gives them an 8.1.

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Argentina restaurant Planet Taco features Tex-Mex and mojitos (video)

by Barney Asada November 17, 2017 Cultura
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Stuck in Argentina with a craving for Tex-Mex food and mojitos? Have we got a deal for you — at Planet Taco. Planet Taco is on the Feisbuk too.

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Enjoy a breakfast burrito with Chef Choy Jung In (video)

by Barney Asada November 16, 2017 Cultura
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Watch along as Chef Choy Jung In prepares a “morning burito” with paprika, onion, bacons, Tabasco®, eggs and pizza cheese. Whatever you call it, we’d gobble one right now. Thanks, Chef!

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Mario Batali grills steak tacos with Tabasco® Sauce (video)

by Barney Asada November 15, 2017 Cultura
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Sure he’s a famous chef known for cooking Italian cuisine and wearing Crocs, and sure this is a commercial for Tabasco® Sauce, but Mario Batali does know how to cook! What do you think of his sweet (the honey) and spicy (the Tabasco®) tacos?

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‘Best Tacos in New York City’ – as good as California tacos? (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2017 Cultura
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Food vloggers Mantry say the best taqueria in New York is Taco Mix, uptown in East Harlem, where tacos are so good that they rival California comida. Come for the al pastor and stay for the lengua! [Mild profanity.] NYC pochos: Have you been to this place?

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Meet me in St. Louis, Louie, meet me at Mayana’s Mexican Kitchen (video)

by Barney Asada October 26, 2017 Cultura
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Mayana’s Mexican Kitchen is the real deal in St. Louis, Missouri, at least according to this scrumptious-looking video.

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Pork People Present: A Puerto Rican’s Michoacan-style carnitas

by Barney Asada October 19, 2017 Cultura
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The National Pork Board wants you to eat more of “the other white meat” and got Puerto Rico-born, Miami-based, Asian-gastropub-owning chef José Mendín to share how he makes Michoacan-style pork carnitas. We’re surprised by his use of condensed milk in the recipe, but that shows why we’re not a five-time James Beard Award nominee and […]

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Food Network 60 second video: How to make ‘chocolate tacos’

by Barney Asada October 12, 2017 Cultura
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They’re really half-moon shaped taco-folded ice cream sandwiches but we’re not complaining.

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Worst taco recipe ever has thyme, mustard, sugar, and pickles (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 11, 2017 Cultura
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In Lyon, France, the folks at Bnin claim to make tacos with mustard, ketchup, thyme, sugar, mayonnaise, pickled cucumbers, “pomme frites” and “sandwich cheese” then wrap them up in flour tortillas like a burrito and toast them in a panini press. Unclear on the concept, don’t you think? Their ingredients: Taco bread or tortillas 250 […]

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Mississippi Mojado: A Mexican immigrant opens a ‘Taco Shop’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2017 Cultura
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He crossed the river several times to find work in the United States — and got sent to jail or sent back. Now Zacatecas native Pedro Leyva is a citizen and a business owner of The Taco Shop in his adopted town of Oxford, Mississippi. Link via pocho Profe Chastillez.

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Tacos de guisado? Don’t mind if I stew! (video)

by Barney Asada October 5, 2017 Cultura
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These tacos de guisado — in a restaurant? at home? — sure look delicious. We’ve asked video creator Miriam Rdz for more information. Tengo hambre!

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Cocina Para Chicos: How to make a ‘Baby Taco’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 4, 2017 Cultura
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When you’re cooking for kids, what’s a dish your niñas y niños will be sure to like? Consider the Baby Taco. [Video by Nan Moróco] PREVIOUSLY ON STOP MOTION COOKING VIDEOS:

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Mexico City After Dark: The Search for El Trompo (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 3, 2017 Cultura
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After the sun sets, Chilangos walk the darkened streets of Mexico D.F. in search of …. El Trompo! [Video by Urban Plane Media.]

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Viva Manteca! Lard: It’s what’s for dinner (and trendy oils cause cancer)

by Barney Asada September 29, 2017 Cultura
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Hey, Millennials, you need more lard in your diet. And beef tallow. What? Animal fats are good for you and trendy oils can cause cancer! That’s the pitch from Coast Packing Company which we found by following Ernest Miller’s Tweet up there ^^^ with the tacos. Here’s a screencap featuring manteca and tacos from their […]

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Texas taco trailer lets you order corn tortillas, so no poop (video)

by Barney Asada September 26, 2017 Cultura
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In Bridgeport, Texas, near Dallas, the La Campechanita Taqueria trailer (now up on blocks) serves terrific tacos on corn tortillas so you won’t get all bloated and have to poop. Because Texas.

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Lạ miệng với tacos cá hồi kiểu Mexico (video)

by Barney Asada September 25, 2017 Cultura
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Lạ miệng với tacos cá hồi kiểu Mexico ———– Công thức nấu ăn: Hãy thử một lần thưởng thức món tacos cá hồi xem sao nhé, đảm bảo bạn sẽ thích. Tacos – một món ăn lâu đời của Mexico – được những người Châu Âu đầu tiên trong những cuộc viễn chinh đã khám […]

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