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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 he is!

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They’re really half-moon shaped taco-folded ice cream sandwiches but we’re not complaining.

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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 g chicken breast
  • French fries
  • Sandwich cheese
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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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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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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]

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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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MR. POCHO’s Cousin Chunky opens taco truck in Indiana (video)

by Barney Asada September 22, 2017 Cultura
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MR. POCHO’S Cousin Chunky has a new taco truck in Valparaiso, Indiana. Check it out! [Video by Carlos Martinez.]

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It All Makes Sense Now! Taxonomy of Mexican Food (toon)

by Barney Asada September 19, 2017 Cartoons
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¡Orale! With the help of this colorful infographic we now understand the taxonomy of Comida Mexicana. The tortilla is connected to the maiz bone, the chalupa is connected to the tortilla bone… [Thanks to PICTOLINE on Facebook for the infographic.]

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Buy me some peanuts and grasshoppers at the Seattle Mariners (video)

by Barney Asada September 13, 2017 Cultura
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Chapulines — grasshoppers, crunchy, and salty, and spicy — are a big hit at the Safeco Field home of the Seattle Mariners. Fans have eaten 1000 pounds of the exotic snacks so far.

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Tacos El Gavilan in Rialto: Dry meat + good salsa = 7.5 (video)

by Barney Asada September 12, 2017 Cultura
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Tacos y Trifecta’s horse and food lover Jose Contreras notes that tacos are only $1.65 at Tacos El Gavilan in Rialto, but the carne asada is tasteless and dry. On the other hand, there’s agua de pina and killer red salsa!

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East Los Angeles iconic chain King Taco gets an 8.4 (video)

by Barney Asada September 6, 2017 Cultura
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Tacos y Trifecta‘s official horse and taco lover Jose Contreras stops by one of the famous King Taco restaurants and says the carne asada is a solid 8.4. And the red salsa? Aiyee! PREVIOUSLY ON KING TACO:

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How about some deep-fried fresh tuna tacos? (video)

by Barney Asada August 31, 2017 Cultura
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Check out these yummy looking tacos de atun (tuna) prepared in the style of Baja fish tacos — i.e, deep fried, but with pico de gallo instead of cabbage and (no comment) flour tortillas. [This recipe video was made for the EL ROSAL masa harina people, in Tijuana.]

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This is a love song to Tacos El Tigre, in Colima, MX (video)

by Barney Asada August 29, 2017 Cultura
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“You’re just too good to be true,” sings Frankie Valli. “I can’t take my eyes off of you.” And love is love, in the City of Colima, in the State of Colima, at Tacos El Tigre and their delicious tacos adobada. It’s obvious videographers Atempo Fotographia are in love with these tacos, and why not? […]

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Taqueria El Tio two-for-the-price-of-one carnitas tacos = 7.4 (video)

by Barney Asada August 28, 2017 El Now
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Not worth a schlep from out of town, but if you’re hungry and situated between the Los Alamitos and Santa Anita race tracks, Taqueria El Tio in Bellflower is a solid 7.4, especially on two-for-the-price of-one carnitas tacos Thursday. [Horse and taco lover Jose Contreras reports for Tacos and Trifectas.  He’s @losponies on the Twitter.]

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Tacos Leo truck at the carwash at Temple and Glendale? 9.4! (video)

by Barney Asada August 21, 2017 Cultura
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Jose Contreras — the horse racing fan and So Cal taco lover known as Tacos and Trifectas — stops by the Tacos Leo truck, parked at the carwash at Temple Street and Glendale Boulevard. He rates it at 9.4 out of 10. Contreras is @losponies on the Twitter. PREVIOUSLY ON JOSE CONTRERAS:

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Are these the best places to eat tacos in Mexico City? (video)

by Barney Asada August 17, 2017 Cultura
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Where are the best tacos in Ciudad be Mexico? This video for Unknown Mexican Magazine thinks they know. Are the right?

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Tres de Asada at Taqueria La Mexicana in Long Beach (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2017 Cultura
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Jose Contreras of Tacos and Trifectas (he likes “the ponies”) stops by Taqueria La Mexicana at 4th and Coronado, Long Beach, Califas, and picks up tres de asada. Spoiler: He likes ’em, he really really really likes ’em! PREVIOUSLY ON TACOS AND TRIFECTAS:

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Cómo hacer flores de mango con limon y chile (video)

by Barney Asada August 10, 2017 Cultura
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Mangos cut into flowers and served with lime and Tajin. How do they do that? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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Pasadena’s El Taquito Mexicano taco truck: Food and community (video)

by Barney Asada August 1, 2017 Cultura
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Video creator Kyle Scobie loves the El Taquito Mexicano taco truck that’s been parking on Lake Avenue in Pasadena for years. And Scobie is not the only one!

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Elotitos aka esquites — corn off the cob Mexican style (video)

by Barney Asada July 31, 2017 Cultura
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Sure you can have traditional elotes — whole Mexican corn on the cob — or you can have elotitos aka esquitos — de-cobbed corn in a cup. And today, just for you, with you can have elotitos inside a bag of corn chips in San Luis Potosí in Central Mexico! [Video by Pi Suarez.]

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