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Mangos cut into flowers and served with lime and Tajin. How do they do that?

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POCHO amiga Bernadette Rivero — top cookie at Cortez Brothers, a creative broadcast production company — shared two concepts for the #MyOreoCreation contest on the Twitter.

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The folks from Chile’s Mundos Jumbo want you to make tacos this way, with a can of their Mexican style red beans, lettuce, ground meat, tomatoes, purple cebolla, salt and pepper, but no lime, no cilantro, no spices, and no chiles. Ya think?


In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

corn-maizDecolonizing your diet is more than a trendy Chicanx meme, it’s a book, and a chingon idea.

If you want to just say “No!” to the comida of the Conquistadors and eat what Tlaloc intended — the authentic food of your ancestors — here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet:

8. Take the milk out of chocolate and put the chile back in

7. Honor the Aztecs and eat more of Moctezuma’s gold

6. Chihuahua on a stick

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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.

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Can you spot the Latino in this photograph?

by SALVADOR LITVAK May 6, 2016 Cultura
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I’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation. My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I […]

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Crunchy Thai treat in a bag makes you magically Mexican! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 21, 2016 Cultura
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What are they eating? Chips? Rolled taquito-looking snacks? Does she say “Mexican sweet chile?” We don’t know, but how can you go wrong when one crunchy bite magically turns this attractive Thai couple into tango-dancing Mexicans! [Mariachis not included.] PREVIOUSY ON “MEXICAN” CHIPS IN EXOTIC FOREIGN COUNTRIES:

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Chilean TV reporter loses bikini top on live broadcast (video)

by Verdana Bold January 8, 2016 El Now
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When Chilean TV reporter Bernardita Middleton was challenged to take a dip in chilly ocean during a live shot, she lost her bikini top in the Pacific. The Daily Mail reports:

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Veronica and Ruben Villa are expecting: Welcome Baby Tajin (video)

by Barney Asada December 11, 2015 Cultura

Is this is the spiciest expectant parents announcement video ever? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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Hot stuff: Your animated GIF guide to the chiles of Mexico

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 8, 2015 Cartoons

Even though they think these hot peppers are called “chilies,” Lucky Peach — “a quarterly journal of food and writing” — still created a cool guide to the chiles of Mexico featuring gorgeous animated GIFs by Serafine Frey. Meet the ANCHO family, according to writers Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman:

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When Irish peeps try Mexican treats, faces turn red (video)

by Barney Asada November 4, 2015 Cultura
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Once you catch onto their accents, the reactions of these Irish folks to Mexican sweets and treats are priceless. Their body language is quite revealing, too. Not only do their faces turn quite red, but their red hair gets even redder! 😉 And although we’ve always said the Irish are the Mexicans of Europe and […]

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We’re no experts but something is wrong in ‘Fruta+Chile’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 16, 2015 Cultura
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Are you sure this is how you do it? We love our mango con chile especially, but this looks wrong. [Fruta+Chile is by MMNTO.]

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BBC: One easy old trick helps you live longer – eat more chiles!

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 6, 2015 Cultura
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Want to live longer? It’s easy, according to the BBC. Eat more chiles! Specifically, the BBC recommends “chillies,” and we’ll do them a favour and labour under their rules whilst minding the gap: For thousands of years, humans have taken a masochistic pleasure from adding chilli to their food. Now research indicates that the spice […]

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La Cucaracha: Donald Trump’s secret sauce (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 25, 2015 Cartoons
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Celebrate ‘Mexican Week’ – Romanian-style – with Lidl (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Euro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania. We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree? Cliches and stereotypes included at no extra charge.

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New medical study: Eating spicy foods helps you live longer

by Barney Asada August 6, 2015 Cultura
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Here’s some fantastically hot news: The more chiles you eat, the longer you’ll live! The New York Times explains: Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found. Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, […]

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Hello, gringos! Eat like a Mexican (but we won’t say that) [video]

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 27, 2015 Cultura
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Wow. There is this seasoning, Cappy, and you too, Kirsten and Brooke – there is this TAJIN seasoning for your fruit AND veggies! Spicy! Salty! Lime! Totes, like, amazeballs! It adds a ZING! to everything! I wonder where they get these ideas? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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La Cucaracha: Tacos – they’re the real thing! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 20, 2015 Cartoons
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The molcajete: Mexico’s stone-age cooking tech still rules (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 10, 2015 Cultura
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The continued popularity of the molcajete (mortar) and companion tejolote (pestle) is a living example of the principle “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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L.A. woman eats 53 habanero chiles in 20 minutes (video)

by Barney Asada June 23, 2015 Cultura
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@nbcla Thank You #habaneroeatingcontest coverage #prlife #culinary #chichenitza restaurant #dtla A video posted by Mariluz (@mariluz2012) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:33am PDT Teresa de Jesus Sandoval was named the champion at the Father’s Day habanero chile eating contest at Chichenitza in Downtown L.A. after scarfing down 53 of the the scorching peppers in 20 […]

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Food blogger La Quirky discovers the joys of Mexican mangos (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker June 10, 2015 El Now
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La Quirky Nancy discovers mangos in East LA and lives to tell about it. #laQuirky #Columbusing PREVIOUSLY ON DISCOVERING MEXICAN MANGOS: Quirky food video blogger katie q discovered this totally delicious new healthy food treat LOL OMG. Latino-style people eat this all the time, I’m so sure! It’s a fruit they call a “mango” and […]

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Watch as ‘Americans taste Mexican snacks’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 14, 2015 Cultura
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They taste sort of like Mexican Twinkies, or Cool Ranch Doritos, or chips … until they don’t.

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Can Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano finish OC’s hottest burger? (video)

by Comic Saenz May 11, 2015 Cultura
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Can intrepid POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano and OC Weekly colleague Nick Schou make it through the Nuke Burger, said to be the hottest/spiciest hamburger in Orange County? How spicy is it? The OC Weekly’s Charles Lam reports: The Nuke Burger [at Bombburger in Huntington Beach] is quite possibly the spiciest burger […]

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