cilantro


There’s no Mexican food without cilantro — well, in theory. But some people just hate hate hate the taste of this herb. PBS explains. [Mas…]


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.


Summer’s coming, that means beach weather, and that means seafood, like the Baja California favorite, fish tacos. Did you know that the great majority of “native” videos on Facebook are viewed without sound? This is one of those new-fangled recipe videos you can watch without sound, although you’ll miss the perky music. The recipe is pretty good, too.

Here’s the recipe from the Web Restaurant Store (they made the video): [Mas…]


Making a Burrito For One is a video by Sean Ye, who, as far as we know, is not related to Kan Ye.


In Texas they call this tortilla soup. If it was more brothy, you might call it caldo de pollo. Either way, it’s Mexican Jewish penicillin and mijo you’ll feel much better after you enjoy a nice warm bowl of chicken soup.

Click here for the recipe.


Even at 10:30 at night, at the Taqueria Jalisco – located in the car park behind the American Embassy in Mexico DF – you can get a killer plate of tacos de suadero (a cut of beef like flank steak) for $2.40. Our British guide TrueMexico takes us out to eat.

Tortillas y tacos come in colors with these natural tricks (video)

by Barney Asada August 18, 2015 Cultura
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Bay Area popup caterers ThinkSalsa make colorful tortillas using natural ingredients. You can, too!

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Taco Tuesday + Cinco de Mayo = Drunk Tacos + Fresh Guac!

by Barney Asada May 5, 2015 Cultura
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How many times does Cinco de Mayo also fall on Taco Tuesday? Our guess is 14% of the time or 1/7th but math is hard, amiright? But the odds are with us today (the Fourth Was With Us yesterday, and with you) so let’s get loqui with two of our favorite thematically-appropriate videos — Tacos […]

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Chinese-Mexican food and a side order of history (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 20, 2015 Audio
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After the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food. Lisa Morehouse of KQED reports:

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A Day in the Life: Santa Apolonia taco truck, New Haven, CT (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 2, 2015 Cultura
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La Vida Del Taco starts as the Santa Apolonia truck pulls up to its usual spot in New Haven, Connecticut and the work day begins. You can get tacos de lengua and cabeza here, not just pollo and carnitas. Watch as the truck is turned from a vehicle into an assembly line as the cooks […]

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This is how you do it: Los Angeles Taco Company makes tacos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 8, 2014 Cultura
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Food porn meets taco porn as the Los Angeles Taco Company (available for bookings now!) shows how they do it in Session. Cumbia available for an additional fee; ask your server.

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Rosh HaShanah kosher nachos: Totopos de gribeñes con guacamole

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 24, 2014 Cultura
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Chicharrones are off limits for traditional Jews — pork is not kosher. But that doesn’t mean hungry Judios have to go through life without delicious fried cracklings of their own — they chow down on a crispy fried chicken skin preparation called gribeñes.

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: The Mexican flag three-color salsa for El Grito

by TIA LENCHA September 16, 2014 Cultura
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Happy Mexican Independence Day Weekend! Is Tia Lencha here. Today we make a salsa that is the colors of the Mexican bandera (flag for you pochos). Tia Lencha is all dress in her green, white, and red to celebrate El Grito, but all of her pocho and gringo friends is a little confuse. They are […]

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Super Bowl Sunday is guacamole’s biggest day (videos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 31, 2014 Cultura
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Americans will eat 100 million pounds of avocados on Super Bowl Sunday (that’s 100,000,000), mostly as guacamole: Southern California Public Radio reports: Avocado growers in Mexico have figured out that Americans need a lot of avocados about now, and they’re always ready to meet the demand. “They step up their volume for those weeks leading […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Mexican flag three-color salsa for El Grito

by TIA LENCHA September 16, 2012 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Mexican Independence! Is Tia Lencha here. Today we make a salsa that is the colors of the Mexican bandera (flag for you pochos). Tia Lencha is all dress in her green, white, and red to celebrate El Grito, but all of her pocho and gringo friends is a little confuse. They […]

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Ñewsweek: Romney? Ya No Más, I wish I were Latino; iPhone La Raza

by Comic Saenz September 16, 2012 El Now
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Que busy ñewsweek! Say hello to Angry Abuelas, pochos. The new iPhone 5 — code-named La Raza — is especially designed for Latinos. Two  videos broke the news: GOP presidential wannabe Mitt Romney wished he were a puro Latino and his campaign released a new Spanish-language ad aimed at “white Hispanics.” In science ñews, cilantro haters […]

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Cilantro haters, come out of the closet! You were born this way

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 12, 2012 Cultura
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Cilantro is a key ingredient in Mexican cooking. The herb flavors Thai and Indian and Middle Eastern food too. But some people just can’t stand it and insist it smells/tastes like soap and looks “green as old vomit.” You people — it’s OK. You can come out of the comida closet now. You were born […]

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