PREVIOUSLY ON ELOTES: [Mas…]
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 was born in Santiago, Chile in 1965: a third generation Chilean on my father’s side (whose people came from Odessa), and first generation on my mother’s side, who arrived when she was 12 from Hungary.
We left Chile in 1970 after the election of socialist president Salvador Allende. For Mom, socialism was close enough to the Soviet regime she’d fled in Hungary.
I started kindergarten at P.S. 81 in the Bronx. With a curly mop of flaming red hair and speaking only Spanish, I immediately embarked on a lifelong career of not fitting in. I learned English fast, but I still felt like an outsider. I got into X-Men comics because I identified with the mutants.
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: [Mas…]
Is this is the spiciest expectant parents announcement video ever?
PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN: [Mas…]
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: [Mas…]
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 friends of La Gente (San Patricios, etc.), it’s quite apparent from this video that chiles, limon, tamarindo, and horchata are not universally appreciated.
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.]