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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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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 video from Kapa’a High School on the (Garden) island of Kauai. The kids wanted to know why their small town of 10,000 — a community with just one Starbucks — was lucky enough to have nine Mexican restaurants.

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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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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, n’est-ce pas? On the other hand, since they want you to heat the assembled dish on a griddle at 400° for five minutes, and then fold it up, it’s actually a potato quesadilla. Or something.

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American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving.

Y digamos: “Amén​​.”

sparkleturd (PNS reporting from BEVERLY HILLS) Local #207 of the Federation of Turd Polishers (FTP) has chosen “The Mainstream Media” as the recipient of their 2016 Golden Dookie Award, PNS has learned.

The union will cite the news media’s whitewashing of Donald Trump’s hate, xenophobia, racial prejudice, misogyny, lies, bullying, sexual assault, fraud, and foreign entanglements as “the new normal.”

“They polished the shit right off of that turd,” one FTP official told PNS. [Mas…]

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10-second recipe video: ‘Mexican Chicken Chowder’ (Chowder? Huh?)

by Barney Asada November 16, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican Chicken Chowder is by Fresh Coast Collective. Where’s the Mexican part? Is it the avocado? What makes this “chowder”? Where’s the sound? Why does this video come from the Fly Fleet Running gym in Minneapolis? We don’t understand.

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Ms. Vida Comida makes Arroz a la Mexicana (video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2016 Cultura
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Ms. Vida Comida — she doesn’t give her name — makes Mexican-style rice with tomatoes and and corn and carrots and peas.

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In Tijuana, Taco Tuesday means tacos de adobada (video)

by Barney Asada November 8, 2016 Cultura
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YouTube says this Tijuana taquero is making tacos de adobada, maybe al pastor. A close look at the video suggests we’re at Taquerias El Guero. Hella good!

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These Kiwis want your money for a ‘Taco Cleanse Club’ (video)

by Barney Asada November 4, 2016 Cultura
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Those wacky kids in Wellington, New Zealand, are raising money for a healthy, green taco scene. Can you help? From the PledgeMe fundraiser page: About Wellington Taco Cleanse Project 2016-11-02 12:52:08 +1300 We have a dream. We dream of a world in which vegans, vegetarians, omnivores and coeliacs can eat together. We dream of a […]

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In South Philly, immigrant restauranteurs worry about Trump (videos)

by Barney Asada November 2, 2016 El Now
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Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is a big worry for immigrant-owned businesses. The owners of a South Philadelphia staple, South Philly Barbacoa — around the corner from the famed Italian street market — are concerned about what a victory by GOP haters might mean for their family. [Video by Cora Cervantes.]

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MEXCLUSIVE VIDEO EXPOSE: In Texas, a ‘Pachanga for Trump’

by Barney Asada October 28, 2016 El Now
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What really goes on when Latinos for Trump throw a get-out-the-vote campaign party for their candidate? Pachanga for Trump goes into the belly of the GOP beast to find out the shocking truth. [Video by the Latino Comedy Project.]

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Can you show us, Salvador, how you make tacos al pastor? (video)

by Barney Asada October 12, 2016 Cultura
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Salvador Santiago demonstrates how he makes tacos al pastor in a video by NOTIMEX, an official government propaganda agency. Still legit, though. PRO TIP: “Trompa” means “horn” and reflects the shape of the meat on the vertical rotisserie spit. The vertical spit — estimated birthdate 1950s — is either from Turkey or Greece or Arab […]

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And that’s how you sell ‘Tacos de Canasta’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 5, 2016 Cultura
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We don’t know anything about where in Mexico or when or who is selling Tacos de Canasta (tacos in a basket) in this video. That voice, though!

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Curried coconut, peppers, eggs, beans, rice y cheese breakfast burrito?

by Barney Asada September 30, 2016 Cultura
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It’s got guacamole (or avocado), cilantro, garlic, black beans, queso, huevos, cebollas,and jalapeños — so far so good — and curry spice powder and coconut milk. Can they live in perfect harmony in this big-ass breakfast burrito? Chef John Manini is at the grill.

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Ramen vegan tacos with wasabi mayo? Reply hazy try again (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 21, 2016 Cultura
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Just a few easy ingredients and a strong stomach are all you need to make and enjoy these fantastic fusion vegan fandangos! Or not. Start with a block of dried ramen noodles dipped in vegan egg-like goop, stew them in ramen juice, cut them into circles, fold them like tacos, then fill these little impersonators […]

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Anup Bajracharya makes chicken tacos (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 20, 2016 El Now
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San Francisco’s Anup Bajracharya has his own Nepali take on homemade chicken tacos, and we like what we see — ginger, orange juice — except for the flour tortillas. of course. 😉 Nepali tacos on every corner!

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Surveillance Video: Mexican invaders jump border wall (GIF)

by Barney Asada September 15, 2016 Cultura
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Mexicans are invading America — crossing the border wall in their taco trucks. Recent surveillance video catches these ill eagles in action.

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Taco trucks on every corner? America reacts (video)

by Barney Asada September 14, 2016 Cultura
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Americans are united in their reaction to the imminent threat of #tacotrucksoneverycorner if Hillary Clinton is elected. We saw it on the Internets, so it must be true!

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Brooklyn loves this taquero, and he loves Brooklyn back (video)

by Barney Asada September 13, 2016 Cultura
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A Mexican immigrant brings a taco truck to Brooklyn, helps the neighborhood, has fun, and makes money. It’s the American Dream!

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Top Taco Trucks Throwback Thursday #TTTTT (videos)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2016 Cultura
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Because of you know who and you know why, we thought it would be chingon to take a look back at the taco truck videos that have graced POCHO’s pages over the years. Did we mention we love tacos? In no particular order:

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Looks legit! When in Warsaw, Poland, check out Taco Libre (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 30, 2016 Cultura
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Any sane tourist in Warsaw would want to try pierogi, keilbasa, galompkis, kasha, borscht, and a local wodka, but the Poles want more than that. Thankfully, The Taco Libre food truck looks totally legit.

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They say this is a recipe for ‘Mexican Chicken Steak’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 25, 2016 Cultura
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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:

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Too manly for Sleepytime® Tea? Try the Sleepytime® Burrito! (video)

by Barney Asada August 24, 2016 Cultura
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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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