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Chris Donovan of FatFoodaolics shows us How to Make Corn Tortillas the Wrong Way. Huh? He explains:

Tortillas! One of my favorite foods on the planet. Nothing better then a Taco or Burrito smothered with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, etc. One thing, I can never replicate what I get in a good Mexican restaurant with store bought corn tortillas. So I figured I give making them a try.

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Gabiekook shows us how to make Korean pork belly bulgogi tacos with peanuts. But first you need to answer her question: [[우리집에왜왔니?]] 국가비의 코리안 타코편 (Why did you come to my house?) Aside from the religious issues we have regarding wheat vs corn tortillas, the marinade and saucing stuff look muy rico! Oh, and nice mustache!

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Burrito Mariachi Mexican Grill, with two location on New York’s Long Island, posted a sexy slo-mo video of their food preparation. Try not to drool as you watch flying lechuga, grilling carne asada, guacamole in production, salsa from scratch, a cold bar, a hot bar, chopping cebollas, two kinds of arroz, frijoles, pico de gallo, and gigantic burritos being assembled. What’s for lunch by the way? Let’s get Mexican! [Video by JING.]

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In Peckham, London, California expat Kristen Schnepp makes Mexican-style cheeses at the Gringa Dairy. [Video by Terra Nova.]

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Hello, cherished and valued African American fellow employee! Your white colleague wants to wish you Happy Black History Month! [NSFW language.]

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Elliott Bambrough of Chicago’s Best stopped by Tacos Mario’s to see if is really el mero mero when it comes to tacos al pastor.

One taco de pollo, one al pastor, one asada, y one barbacoa (video)

by Barney Asada January 19, 2017 Cultura
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El Gallito Chihuahua in Aurora, Illinois has the tacos you are looking for. Or perhaps you’d prefer a Cuban torta?

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Tacos de la calle hot and fresh in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 17, 2017 Cultura
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Take a tour of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and meet the local tacos, the local tequila and the local perros. [Video by the Tres Agaves tequila people.]

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Video: Peep this ‘Thai-Mex Street Food’ – in the Philippines!

by Barney Asada January 13, 2017 Cultura
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It’s Thai food! It’s Mexican food! It’s in the Philippines! Step right up for your pad thai nachos at El Phante Thai-Mex Street Food, #12 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Philippines. You can’t miss it: It’s the only place that has a logo showing an elephant wearing a sombrero. But if you do, here’s a map […]

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They say this taquero has the best food truck in New York (video)

by Barney Asada January 12, 2017 Cultura
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Is this taco truck The Best Food Truck in NYC? New York’s Vendy Awards are local Oscars for food, especially for food trucks. Meet Felix, the owner of 2016 Vendy Award winner Tacos El Rancho in Brooklyn. [Video by Columbia University journalism grad student Belén Smole.]

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…and that’s how they make tortillas in Mexico City, D.F. (video)

by Barney Asada January 11, 2017 Cultura
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Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]

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LatinoUSA NPR Audio: The 1% and 99% of Mexico meet in NYC

by Barney Asada January 10, 2017 Audio
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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro: If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a […]

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Watch: Are these the cheesiest tacos in NYC (Brooklyn, actually)?

by Barney Asada January 4, 2017 Cultura
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The Guadalupe Inn in Brooklyn is all about the Queso Fundido.

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Houston: We have tacos! (‘Tacos en el espacio’) [video]

by Barney Asada January 3, 2017 Cultura
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Houston: We’ve got tacos — in space!

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On New Year’s Eve: Hotel Vijai Paradise Mexican Dinner ௹250 rupees

by Barney Asada December 28, 2016 Cultura

A delicious Mexican New Year Dinner Buffet is a mere ௹250 (rupees) (~$3.67) at Hotel Vijai Paradise,  a government classified two-star business class hotel with two banquet halls and bar located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Try the “Mexican Spicy Chicken (Gravy)”! Here’s the complete menu:

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Cheech and Chong: Santa Claus and His Old Lady (video)

by OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER December 22, 2016 Cultura
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Santa Cleese? The vato with bony knees? Sure, I know him, man. We used to gig together.

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Lay’s Potato Chips: Now with more racism! (1966 video)

by Barney Asada December 21, 2016 Cultura
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Actor Bert Lahr — the Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz — plays both Christopher Columbus and a stereotyped Native American in this 1966 commercial for Lay’s Potato Chips. At least the Frito-Lay company recognized that taters are “local vegetation” before calling their hosts “Indian Givers.” [Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.]

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Taco Tuesday Video: Making San Jose’s famous ‘Orange Sauce’

by Barney Asada December 20, 2016 Cultura
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In San Jose, Califas, everyone loves the Orange Sauce featured at La Victoria Taqueria. Here’s how you make this salsa surprise.

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Bangor? I just met her – at Saborro Mexican Burrito Bar (video)

by Barney Asada December 16, 2016 Cultura
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Yesterday we learned that Bangor, in Maine, is not the original Bangor. Original Bangor is in County Down, Northern Ireland. And guess what? The town with the double entendre name also has the Saborro Mexican Burrito Bar, which looks legit. Have you been?

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Are you in Tokyo? All-you-can-eat tacos for under $9 (photos)

by Barney Asada December 15, 2016 Cultura
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An all-you-can-eat taco bar is open for business in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood, according to English-language RocketNews24. Pollo of some sort, puerco, lechuchga, queso, cebolla, cilantro, guacamole and “salsa sauce” are waiting for you just a few blocks from Shibuya’s famed Scramble Crossing intersection at TexMex Factory. Cheap, too — a mere ¥1000 ($8.62 yesterday).

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Every day is taco day when you freeze your tacos in a bag (video)

by Barney Asada December 8, 2016 Cultura
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Here’s an idea: Make your ground beef tacos ahead of time, put ’em in a bag, suck the air out, freeze the bag o’ tacos and reheat when needed. Tacos In A Bag demonstrates.

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Hola! Aloha! Why so much Mexican food in small town Hawaii? (video)

by Barney Asada December 7, 2016 Cultura
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Today we remember Rudy Martinez, a Mexican-American from San Diego who became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War when the Japanese sunk his ship, the U.S.S. Utah, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 75 years ago today, December 7, 1941. Martinez’ story inspired us to search for “Mexican” AND “Hawaii” and we found this […]

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Student Video: ‘Making tamales with Yamelith’ (and her mom)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2016 Cultura
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We bet this looks familiar! Yamelith made tamales with her mom over the Thanksgiving weekend and shared her experience in this student video, uploaded by the Charles W. Harris School in Phoenix, AZ.

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From France: Creamed potatoes, red onions, and cheese ‘tacos’ (video)

by Barney Asada November 29, 2016 Cultura
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Home fries, red onions, cream sauce and Pont-L’Evêque cheese are the stars of this one-minute recipe video for “tacos” from Elle&Vire, a diary conglomerate in France’s Normandy region. But this begs the critical tortilla-based question: Corn or wheat? Also note that they call tortillas “galettes fajitas,” which translates as fajita pancakes. Unclear on the concept, […]

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