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He says his name is Internet Shaquille and calls this a cooking show. Despite all that, he has some good advice on the proper approach to burrito preparation, beginning with the correct tortilla. [Mas…]

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When you bite into a taco, you are tasting the results of an ancient chemical process called nixtamalization. It’s a technique that hasn’t changed much since 1500 BCE, and along the way it helped the Aztecs rise to power and made tortillas softer, tastier, and much more nutritious. Today, Benjamin Miller and Christina Martinez are the only chefs in Philadelphia making their tortillas from scratch, which means they practice the ancient art of nixtamalization. [Mas…]

Is what you eat political? Do you accept the claim that your food choices determine your social order in this world? And do you accept that conforming to white American norms in eating is important in transforming people of color into better citizens? Will assimilating ones food choices make people of color less prone to crime and revolutionary tendencies?

Believe it or not, this is something that has been explored and well discussed in our communities for over a century.

In the 1920s in Southern California there were social reformers who were sent on transform the eating choices made by the public, especially among the immigrant working-class.

One of the most notable reformers to arise in this era was a lady by the name of Pearl Idelia Ellis, of the Department of Americanization and Homemaking, of Covina City Elementary Schools. She was the author the guide Americanization though Homemaking which was published in 1929, detailing her work.
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Hello! Is Tia Lencha here! Merry Chrismas! Today I teash you to make the Three Kings Bread, ju know, the one with the Baby Jesus in it? Jes, tha one.

I haf many things to celebrate this Chrismas, m’ijo get good grades, he has good healthy, he still helps me put my recipes on the google, and oso, Tia Lencha has a novio. Jes, a new one. Don’t jodge. His name is Axl Rosen. He is a Jewish. He didn’t know what the Three Kings Bread is, so I make for him. [Mas…]

According to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz 2017 Calendar, it’s Gucamole Wednesday, and that’s why we’re sharing the best guacamole video ever: [Mas…]

jarosalsaHola. Is Tia Lencha here.

Ju want to give presens to eberyone on your Chrismas list or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or Reyes Magos or Chinese Year but ju are short on dinero? No worry! Tia Lencha is going to give ju recipe for to make the oven roast red salsa!

Is nice! Is a good gift for the peoples! And is easy! No like making mole for Turkey Day.

I make this salsa to give to my comadres and the lob it. They have little hearts in their eyes when they see my salsa. They eat with almost eberything. They say they fight their childrens and viejos to eat the last drops of it in the jar. Is that good. Oso, it don’t matter if the peoples are no Mexican. The peoples at my job are no Mexican and they ask me for the salsa. [Mas…]

This is our #2 go-to recipe for ‘Awesome Mexican Beef Curry’ (video)

by Barney Asada April 25, 2016 Cultura
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The Good Food channel on YouTube video offers our SECOND favorite “Mexican curry” recipe. We like this older “Mexican curry” video better because we can understand what the guy is saying.

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Hey Vato! Chuy and Angie discuss modern gender roles (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz March 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Hey Vato’s Chuy is hungry so asks his sister Angie to make some food, because that’s what women do, right? Angie is not in complete agreement. [NSFW adult language.]

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When life hands you a blob of masa, make tamales!

by Estefania Zavala November 16, 2015 Cultura
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When I arrived at Northgate Gonzalez market and was immediately handed a free apron that read I ❤️ Tamales and several blobs of uncooked masa, I knew immediately I had made the right decision for a Friday night. Even my mother, who invited herself along after her favorite novela was cancelled due to soccer, looked […]

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IBM’s Watson concocted a burrito and it totally sucked

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 22, 2015 Cultura

IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer plays chess, searches out lung cancer cures and creates recipes like delicious BBQ sauce. But when Watson used its big silicon cabeza to come up with a burrito, Big Blue flunked the taste test. Mark Wilson reports:

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Ask A Mexican: Do all Mexiguys want a woman who cooks? (video)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2015 Cultura
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Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano: Is it true that the way to a Mexican guy’s corazon is through his panza? And if so, why? [Possible F Bomb at the tail end of this video.]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Roasted Red Hanukkah Christmas Kwanzaa Salsa

by TIA LENCHA December 23, 2014 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Ju want to give presens to eberyone on your Chrismas list or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Reyes Magos or Chinese Year but ju are short on dinero? No worry! Tia Lencha is going to give ju recipe for to make the oven roast red salsa! Is nice! Is a good […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How ju make Mijo’s favorite Mole Poblano turkey

by TIA LENCHA November 25, 2014 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Sorry I no give ju recetas (recipes for ju pochos) for a gwhile. Mijo’s daddy no send the cheques for the mijo support. I mad. Then he go to my house crying because the eskelton eskank he marry left him for another viejo (old man for ju pochos). The viejo […]

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Pre-Hispanic ingredients like bugs make Mexican food special (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 16, 2014 Cultura
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Long before the European invasion, the original inhabitants of Mexico were making amazingly complex food and taking complete of advantage of every creature that flew, swam, wriggled or crawled. That’s right. We’re talking edible insects. Correspondent Aissa García reports from Mexico, DF for Conexión Global on Caracas, Venezuela network teleSUR:

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Watch this Pakistani man make mega tortillas de harina

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 7, 2014 Cultura
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Actually, they call this flatbread “roti” or “chapati” in Pakistan and India but they’re all tortillas to me. Note: Totally tubular comal! BIG LIST O’ FLATBREADS OF THE WORLD:

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Mexican cuisine? It’s multicultural by definition (audio)

by Barney Asada April 7, 2014 Audio
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Gustavo Arellano (the ¡Ask A Mexican! guy and editor of the OC Weekly) says Mexi food is multicultural by definition. “Beer, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, teriyaki bowls are just a few of the foods that have bounced back and forth across Mexico’s borders, ” he explained to American Public Media’s Splendid Table radio program.

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¡Mira! Meet ‘Mi Madre’ (Vine video)

by Lucida Grandé January 21, 2014 Cultura
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Rudy Mancuso wants you to meet his mom. No moms were tortured in the making of this video. [With these Vine videos, there’s an audio/speaker/volume icon that pops up when you hover over the top-left corner on the video.] PREVIOUSLY ON RUDY MANCUSO:

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One (Delicious) Minute in Mexico [video]

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 13, 2014 Cultura
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The Perennial Plate ate some good food in Mexico and refried it into a beautiful and tempting one-minute video, One Minute in Mexico. The music is Por El Suelo by Olmeca.

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Roasted red Chanukah Christmas Kwanzaa salsa

by TIA LENCHA December 3, 2013 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Ju want to give presens to eberyone on your Chrismas list or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or Reyes Magos or Chinese Year but ju are short on dinero? No worry! Tia Lencha is going to give ju recipe for to make the oven roast red salsa! Is nice! Is a good […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How I make turkey in Mole Poblano for mijo

by TIA LENCHA November 25, 2013 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Sorry I no give ju recetas (recipes for ju pochos) for a gwhile. I was closed like the gobernment. Mijo’s daddy no send the cheques for the mijo support. I mad. Then he go to my house crying because the eskelton eskank he marry left him for another viejo (old […]

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Henry’s Kitchen: How to make very sad anytime chili for one (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 10, 2013 Cultura
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Henry Phillips, who grew up in New Jersey and got once beaned by a rock his brother threw, prepares Henry’s Anytime Chili for One, but first he needs to convert from metric, and then down-size the family-sized recipe because he’s only making dinner for himself. That involves dividing by seven, which is easier said than […]

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Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito: Have you ever been to Earth?

by La Chata September 6, 2013 Cultura
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This is an epic rant by @LuckyShirt, who says he is not really THAT angry: Have you ever been to Earth? On Earth, we use the word “burrito” to describe a tortilla filled with things you eat. Pretty simple stuff, and I’m surprised you at least got that part right. My burrito was, in fact, […]

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How does your state rate in the Mexican restaurant wars?

by Barney Asada August 19, 2013 Cultura
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It’s no secret that Americans love Mexican food — Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano’s book Taco USA celebrated that aspect of the Reconquista last year. But not all of the United Estates is created equal, and in some areas of the country there is a shocking Mexican restaurant shortage! ABC/Univision reports: There are more Mexican […]

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Woman is told ‘Cup O Noodles is not fideo,’ then gets dumped

by María Purísima July 29, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Paola Lopez’ dreams were shattered and her heart was broken Friday after she prepared sopa de fideo for her boyfriend, Sunny Vargas. “I just thought it would be nice to make him a quick snack before we went to the movies,” the 28-year-old woman tearfully recounted to PNS. “Then all […]

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