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Hungerlust: The Migas Breakfast Tacoo takes us to Austin, Texas, called by many the American home of the breakfast taco. Veracruz All Natural Tacos doubles down for breakfast by filling their freshly-made corn tortillas with MIGAS — the homestyle breakfast dish that combines leftover fried tortillas with eggs, cheese and salsa. What could be malo? [Video by Mark Choi.]

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There’s something that might be a square burrito, but we’re not so sure. Nevertheless, bon appetit! TacosChickenLand’s website is here.


Multi-ethnic sanctuary city Los Angeles is full of ethnic neighborhoods — Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Tehrangeles, and more. In this episode of his CNN series, Anthony Bourdain stops by the nighttime food market in L.A.’s Westlake District – Little Guatemala.

When you bite into a taco, you are tasting the results of an ancient chemical process called nixtamalization. It’s a technique that hasn’t changed much since 1500 BCE, and along the way it helped the Aztecs rise to power and made tortillas softer, tastier, and much more nutritious. Today, Benjamin Miller and Christina Martinez are the only chefs in Philadelphia making their tortillas from scratch, which means they practice the ancient art of nixtamalization. [Mas…]

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Newbie vlogger Jose Reyes visits three taquerias in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and shares his impressions. Because we are committed to accurate portrayals of whatever it is we seek to accurately portray, we asked POCHO’s Texas Burro Jefe Beto Mesta aka Eres Nerd if this video was legit. “Yup!” he replied.

Jackson Heights, Queens, home of the not-really-al-pastor pizza (video)

by Barney Asada April 25, 2018 Cultura
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In New York City’s Jackson Heights neighborhood, at Los Amigos Thin Crust Pizza, you can get a pie that’s sorta like al pastor, but not really. They’re on Facebook.

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At Toloache in Manhattan, ‘Grasshopper Tacos’ are a big hit (video)

by Barney Asada April 18, 2018 Cultura
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The New York City mini restaurant chain Toloache recommends three orders of Tacos de Chapulines for a party of 10. Your mileage may vary. [Video by Keziah Tutu for Pavement Pieces.] PREVIOUSLY ON CHAPULINES: TV Chef Chris Oh loves the Tacos de Chapulines in NYC (video) Tacos de Grillos — grasshoppers (how-to recipe video)

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Welcome to Tacos Hipódromo, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico (video)

by Barney Asada April 17, 2018 Cultura
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La Cocina — an observational documentary — is by Bad Barista Films.

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That time when a Nazi dude ordered from the taco truck (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada April 11, 2018 Cartoons
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Director Darren Bachynski turned Charlie Demers’ live comedy routine about a Nazi’s trip to a taco truck into a cartoon video. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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VIDEO: Excuse me, Mr. Mariachi, but it’s ‘Taco Tuesday’

by Barney Asada March 27, 2018 Cartoons
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That time El Mariachi met El Taquero on Taco Tuesday. [Video by Dylan Carrow.]

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This is how they make a basic, everyday burrito in Art School (videos)

by Barney Asada March 13, 2018 Cultura
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For David Tang’s and Justin Ye’s final stop-motion project at [school unknown] they made this Fantasy Burrito. It would go great with this fantasy stop-motion guacamole, we’re so sure:

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Tired of standing over a hot comal, flipping tortillas? We’ve got robots!

by Barney Asada March 9, 2018 Cultura
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A middle class Anglo family, tired of Mom’s home cooking, join la revolución with the help of an electric tortilla toaster.

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Video Recipe: Delicious crispy cricket tacos (tacos de grillos)

by Barney Asada March 6, 2018 Cultura
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Would you eat tacos made from crickets (grillos)? How about grasshoppers (chapulines)? Why not? Don’t be squeamish. Crickets are kosher, you know! PREVIOUSLY ON CHAPULINES:

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WATCH: Mexicans + African-Americans + Gabachos: Mississipi ❤️ ‘hot tamales’

by Barney Asada March 1, 2018 Cultura
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First, Mexicans from just over the border brought tamales to the fertile Mississippi Delta. African-Americans soon realized the Mexicans had a good thing going in these little, corn-husk-wrapped magical meat pies. And, sure enough, area whites realized the masa miracles weren’t just for people of color anymore. And that’s why Mississippi loves tamales. Yes, we […]

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This is your official guide to chile pepper hotness (infographic)

by Barney Asada February 23, 2018 Cartoons
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This is how they make ‘Mexican brown rice’ in Pakistan (video)

by Barney Asada February 21, 2018 Cultura
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Here’s a video recipe for “Mexican Brown Rice” from Pakistani recipes on Vimeo. The long thin grains look like basmati brown rice, BTW, which is delicious. There are some weird ingredients in the recipe, however, like lemon juice. What do you think?

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When is a taco not a taco? What does the Icelandic chef say? (video)

by Barney Asada February 16, 2018 Cultura
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This Seafood Taco in a Nordic Style LOOKS LIKE A TACO but except for the fish, there is not one ingredient you’d see in a taco in your neighborhood. The “tortilla” is made from rye flour, the “skyr sauce” is some kind of Icelandic yogurt, and the fennel and watercress are not your abuelita’s pico […]

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WATCH: Fish tacos two ways at the Empire State Building in NYC

by Barney Asada February 14, 2018 Cultura
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On the ground floor of the Empire State Building in Manhattan, Tacombi Tacos Chef Oscar Hernandez serves fish tacos two ways. Looks legit!

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TFW when your white coworker says: ‘Happy Black History Month!’ (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada February 6, 2018 Cultura
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Hello, African American fellow employee! Your white colleague wants to wish you Happy Black History Month! [NSFW language.]

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Everything tastes better with opera: EL TACO, the video

by Barney Asada January 26, 2018 Cultura
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When you make tacos, play opera music too. [Video by the mysterious Mangle Media.] PREVIOUSLY ON OPERA WITH FOOD VIDEOS:

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Are SF’s best burritos served at La Taqueria in the Mission? (video)

by Barney Asada January 24, 2018 Cultura
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This video claims the best tacos and burritos in San Francisco are served at La Taqueria in the Mission. Four hundred pounds of carne asada every day can’t be wrong, amirite?

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The Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino is where Taco Bell was born (video)

by Barney Asada January 18, 2018 Cultura
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When in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire, be sure to stop by the Mitla Cafe, the restaurant where Taco Bell was born. [Video by Katrina Parks]

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