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FAKE NEWS! We don’t think this is how they make tacos in Baja’s Rosarito Beach. And while there may be just one pot in the headline, there is also a pan in the video. ALTERNATIVE FACTS? We also notice a distinct lack of

  • Salsa
  • Cebolla
  • Cilantro.

Ground turkey? K what? And where did the beans come from? SOMEONE ELSE’S POT?

Have your microwave send us a GIF, otherwise no dice.

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They’re delicious! They’re healthy! They’re cactus tacos.

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Chris Donovan of FatFoodaolics shows us How to Make Corn Tortillas the Wrong Way. Huh? He explains:

Tortillas! One of my favorite foods on the planet. Nothing better then a Taco or Burrito smothered with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, etc. One thing, I can never replicate what I get in a good Mexican restaurant with store bought corn tortillas. So I figured I give making them a try.


Gabiekook shows us how to make Korean pork belly bulgogi tacos with peanuts. But first you need to answer her question: [[우리집에왜왔니?]] 국가비의 코리안 타코편 (Why did you come to my house?) Aside from the religious issues we have regarding wheat vs corn tortillas, the marinade and saucing stuff look muy rico! Oh, and nice mustache!

There are people out there that want you to believe their “alternative facts.” Don’t fall for that bullshit. The librarians at Harvard show us all how.


Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]

Taco Tuesday Video: Making San Jose’s famous ‘Orange Sauce’

by Barney Asada December 20, 2016 Cultura
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In San Jose, Califas, everyone loves the Orange Sauce featured at La Victoria Taqueria. Here’s how you make this salsa surprise.

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Los Hebrew Homies cook Chanukah potato latkes (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY December 20, 2016 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Saturday night, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis prepare potato latkes (pancakes) — one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.) We’ve got cheesey avocado potato latke BREAKFAST TACOS too!

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Every day is taco day when you freeze your tacos in a bag (video)

by Barney Asada December 8, 2016 Cultura
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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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From France: Creamed potatoes, red onions, and cheese ‘tacos’ (video)

by Barney Asada November 29, 2016 Cultura
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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, […]

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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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How to make Dia de Los Muertos calaveras (skulls) from paper (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 24, 2016 Cultura
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Hey, kids, teachers, parents, and/or enthusiastic paper cutters! Here’s how to make Dia de Los Muertos Calaveras with just a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. [Video by art instructor Jaime Shilen.]

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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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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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Frankie Quiñones is “The World’s Smartest Man” (video)

by Comic Saenz September 7, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO regulars know comic and actor Frankie Quiñones as Creeper the Cholo, but there’s another side to his life. Quiñones is so intelligent and well-read many consider him the “World’s Smartest Man.” What can we learn from Quiñones? Well for one thing, he has some very smart dating advice. PREVIOUSLY ON FRANKIE QUIÑONES:

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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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Spicy Latina Mom scrambles huevos for a ‘Mexican Breakfast’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 11, 2016 Cultura
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Laura Muller — aka Spicy Latina Mom — demonstrates her Mexican-style scrambled huevos.

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Hoe vouw je een burrito? Watch this video to learn hoe!

by Barney Asada August 4, 2016 Cultura
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Hoe vouw je een burrito? Good question! [Relax. You’re not going crazy. How do you fold a burrito? is a silent video. In Dutch. From Belgium. They speak two languages there. The other one is … French.]

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Elotes for clueless gabachos … from RONCO (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 27, 2016 Cultura
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RONCO, the company that sells weird-ass single-use food prep gizmos via infomercials, wants you to buy their weird-ass single-use gizmo that makes elotes, which they call “Mexican Street Corn.” Actual street not included. PREVIOUSLY ON ELOTES:

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Making Tequila Orgullo: Stoop labor under timelapse skies (video)

by ANNE YEHO May 26, 2016 Cultura
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Making Pueblo Viejo Tequila Orgullo Añejo Viejo requires hard, back-breaking manual labor and high tech machinery. Beautiful skies, though.

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Persian food peeps prep pretty chingon carne asada tacos (video)

by RIK BAYLEZZADEH May 24, 2016 Cultura
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Aashpazzi, a Persian food portal, knows how to make some righteous American food, like carne asada tacos, and this video is proof.

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How to make cactus salad – ensalada de nopales – in 1:50 (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 23, 2016 Cultura
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Ensalada de Nopal is quick, easy, and delicioso, although this short video glosses over the removal of the needles part. And you can hold the chicharrones as far as we’re concerned — it’s a freakin’ salad!

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Looks legit: How to make fish tacos (one-minute video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 20, 2016 Cultura
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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 […]

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