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Food Fix host Zakir shows how to prepare “Mexican Chicken Steak,” at least that’s what he says. Brought to you by the Malaysian Palm Oil of Pakistan people, which is why there is a lot of environmentally-suspect palm oil in the recipe: [Mas…]

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Yo, dude. Yes, you, Mr. Hard-Working Macho Guy! Have trouble getting to sleep after a hard day in the coal mines? None of that Sleepytime® tea for you. You’re not a professor or a poet. You need a real man’s sleep aid — the new Sleepytime® Burrito.

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Kawaii cutie Yuka Kinoshita, or Kinoshita Yuka, (it depends) taste tests a Taco Bell “quesarito” and a 12-taco party pack. Taco Bell? It’s a popular American restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican food, according to her smart phone. Click on [CC] to see the English subtitles.

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In Tijuana, Chef Javier of Tacos El Poblano on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz las Huertas serves up tacos with style and flair. [Recargado (“recharged”) is slang for “kick-ass” or “awesome”.]

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This kid scraping the spines from nopales (cactus paddles) knows what’s up!

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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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Laura Muller — aka Spicy Latina Mom — demonstrates her Mexican-style scrambled huevos.

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Corn — Maiz — is central in the Mexican food culture and was first cultivated over 100 centuries ago. Here is a short tribute to maiz, the golden gift of Mother Nature. [Video by Marysol.]

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LatinoUSA: The mysterious origins of Navajo fry bread tacos (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 5, 2016 Audio
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What is the deal on these so-called Navajo tacos, anyhow? NPR’s Anne Hoffman and Maria Hinojosa of LatinoUSA are looking for answers:

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Hoe vouw je een burrito? Watch this video to learn hoe!

by Barney Asada August 4, 2016 Cultura
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Hoe vouw je een burrito? Good question! [Relax. You’re not going crazy. How do you fold a burrito? is a silent video. In Dutch. From Belgium. They speak two languages there. The other one is … French.]

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Watch: Secrets of the Mexican torta de milanesa (aka Cubana)

by Barney Asada July 25, 2016 Cultura
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The secretive Mexican torta dealer (tortatraficante) and taco connoisseur Milanexa shares the recipe for his world-famous Cuban Torta.

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Fung Brothers explore L.A. Korean-Mexican fusion food (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 22, 2016 Cultura
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What happens when the hot-sweet taste of Korean barbecue meets up with burritos, tacos, and chimichangas? The Fung Brothers (and friends) take us on a taste tour. PREVIOUSLY ON THE FUNG BROTHERS:

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Señor Lingus: Come for the food and stay for the mariachis (video)

by Barney Asada July 18, 2016 Cultura
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At Señor Lingus — the Mexican restaurant chain with live music — you’ll come for the food and stay for the mariachis! Check your Yelper Pages for a Señor Lingus in a shopping mall near you.

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Texans in trucks ambush Fort Bliss soldiers with Mexican MREs (video)

by Barney Asada July 15, 2016 Cultura
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In El Paso, mechanized squads of senior citizens sneak up on soldiers and offer them exotic foreign “Meals, Ready-To-Eat” with origins South of the Border. These metal-encased MREs are called “burritos,” according to the truck people. And the Fort Bliss soldiers like them! The USO explains:

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Taco ‘Bout It: North Hollywood’s Tacos El Venado, meat mecca (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 12, 2016 Cultura
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Get down with your carnivore bad self and some tacos de carne asada and al pastor at Tacos El Venado in North Hollywood. J9 and Vick One star as enthusiastic, taco-loving explorers.

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Julie Anne: Please tell us about your taco (video)

by Barney Asada July 7, 2016 Cultura
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On Food Network’s CHOPPED, it’s all about the context, am I right, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian?

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Something fishy going on with pescadillas – fried tuna tacos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 1, 2016 Cultura
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Maybe you don’t want hotdogs and hamburgers and micheladas and carne asada and elotes on July 4. It’s OK. We’re here to help with a short video on How to Make Mexican Pescadillas (or Fried Tuna Tacos) from Spicie Foodie. Here’s their recipe:

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Two guys hit the trucks for ‘Taco Bout Tacos in Austin’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 28, 2016 Cultura
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Kevin Lee and buddy Joseph Hur take a taco truck tour of Austin (Capital Taco and Con Madre Kitchen) and now they’re all Taco Bout Tacos. [Video by Tiffany Shim.]

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De Alba Bakery makes tamales, donuts y rosca de reyes (videos)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 22, 2016 Cultura
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How do the three Texas locations (McAllen, Mission, Pharr) of De Alba Bakery de La Familia make tamales, donuts and rosca de reyes? Glad you asked!  We’ve got (three) videos: Tamales (two kinds:)

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Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” is now “Mexican Whorehouse”

by Barney Asada June 21, 2016 Cultura
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Now it all makes sense! Depeche Mode’s music video for Personal Jesus takes on new life as Mexican Whorehouse with literal lyrics by MereHay

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Finally a legit recipe video for ‘Mexican Street Corn’ aka elotes

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 2, 2016 Cultura
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No pinche RONCO appliance this time, just a grill, corn on the cob, and all the fixings. Yay! As always, street not included, and bring your own Tajin. PREVIOUSLY ON ELOTES:

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[肥野廚房] 墨西哥莎莎醬食譜 [FAT CHICK KITCHEN] Salsa (video)

by Barney Asada May 30, 2016 Cultura
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Hey, Fat Chick making the “Mexican Salsa,” aka pico de gallo: You’re double dipping! FYI, Google translates the Chinese this way: 肥野廚房 = Fertilizer wild kitchen 墨西哥莎莎醬食譜 = Mexican Salsa Recipe

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Elotes for clueless gabachos … from RONCO (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 27, 2016 Cultura
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RONCO, the company that sells weird-ass single-use food prep gizmos via infomercials, wants you to buy their weird-ass single-use gizmo that makes elotes, which they call “Mexican Street Corn.” Actual street not included. PREVIOUSLY ON ELOTES:

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Making Tequila Orgullo: Stoop labor under timelapse skies (video)

by ANNE YEHO May 26, 2016 Cultura
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Making Pueblo Viejo Tequila Orgullo Añejo Viejo requires hard, back-breaking manual labor and high tech machinery. Beautiful skies, though.

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