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Tamalada, a lithograph by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, is in the collection of the Smithsonian. Looks sorta like your family, right, primo? [Mas…]


A good taco starts with a good tortilla. Chef Maria Mazon of Tucson’s Boca Tacos y Tequila explains.


From Milpa to Mesa highlights the process of transforming heirloom corn from tiny farms across Mexico into tortillas.

Helpful glossary from video creators The Perennial Plate: [Mas…]


We bet this looks familiar! Yamelith made tamales with her mom over the Thanksgiving weekend and shared her experience in this student video, uploaded by the Charles W. Harris School in Phoenix, AZ.

grilledcheesetacoAs our esteemed Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano has pointed out over and over, the taco is American as apple pie.

That’s why we weren’t surprised when we read reports of a marvelous new American “taco” creation, the grilled-cheese taco.

Although we think the so-called Elite Daily’s headline asserting that “You’ll Never Need a Tortilla Again” betrays the bleak gustatory horizons of an editor who has never eaten a proper tortilla (see videos below), we are thankful she included a link to the original recipe.

Originator FoodInMyBeard blog (original recipes and mashups by Dan Whalen) lays out the rationale: [Mas…]


Gastronomy students at the Tabasco campus of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara broke a Guinness world record Saturday with the world’s longest tamal — a tamal wrapped in Yucatan-style banana leaves instead of the corn husks used in other parts of Mexico.

And remember, kids, there is NO SUCH THING AS A “TAMALE:” [Mas…]

Saddest song ever! Lalo Guerrero sings “There’s No Tortillas” (video)

by Soy Capitan February 9, 2016 Cultura
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The great Lalo Guerrero can hardly sing for all the weeping as he performs There’s No Tortillas. And who can blame him? Here’s our favorite (non parody) Lalo Guerrero song — he calls it a “boogie woogie jitterbug”:

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Gringo with USC t-shirt makes tacos including fresh corn tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 29, 2015 Cultura
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Greg Streech is so hungry for tacos he makes his own, starting with corn tortillas from scratch. And a margarita. Trojans are chingon!

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Here’s how to make champurrado – Mexican hot chocolate (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 15, 2015 Cultura
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Champurrado is a chocolate-based hot beverage Mexicans love to drink, especially during the Christmas season. [Video via Telemundo] Here’s the video — and the recipe — en Español:

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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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La Cucaracha: MASA announces historic Mars discovery (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 14, 2015 Cartoons
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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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Santa Clara de Juarez, MX, the pueblo that lives on tortillas (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 1, 2015 Cultura
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The 3000 indigenous residents of Santa Clara de Juarez make a living by making tortillas, starting with non-GMO corn they grow in their own fields. An Australian tortillero went to the town to document the process.

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Pupusas? Si, pupusas! Mmmm, pupusas! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 25, 2015 Cultura
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That’s it. Just pupusas.

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It’s the time of the season — got tamales? (photo gallery)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 19, 2014 Cultura
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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans eat tamales during Christmas? (video)

by Comic Saenz December 11, 2014 Cultura
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♫ ♬ Masa roasting by an open fire… ♫ ♬ Wait; that masa thing doesn’t sound right. Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano: Why do Mexicans eat tamales during Christmas? Previously on tamales:

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Don’t cry for me Argentina: How NOT to make a taco! (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE November 12, 2013 Cultura
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This is HOW NOT MAKE A TACO … NO NO NO NO Chef Katsuji Tanabe of Mexikosher got all indignant on his Facebook page, and he wasn’t the only one. Why so mad? It’s that darn Argentinian Chef Maru Botana and her how-to-make-a-taco video. Argentine Chef Maru Botana Crucified On Twitter For Mocking Mexican Food […]

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Breaking: Silicio Barrio startup demos 3D tortilla printer

by EDUARDO BURRO May 16, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Previously-secret startup MasaTek.com today unveiled a hardware/software combo that uses 3D printing to print corn or flour tortillas with the religious or brand image of your choice. “The waiting is over!” Carlos Molinero, president of the Silicio Barrio company, told reporters here. “You need Jesus? He’s just a click away. […]

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Dear Abuelita: Foreskin and seven years ago, I’ve got man boobs

by Dear Abuelita May 9, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, I have still my cuero (foreskin) and I was wondering if I get circumcised will I feel better when I am inside a choncho or will I be wasting my ficha. Signed, Extra Carne Dear Extra Carne Carnal, Some people dislike extra carnita on their flauta but a little foreskin can be fun […]

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Pocho Ocho U.S. military secret special operations

by ESTAFF REPORTS April 12, 2012 Cultura
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The minute we heard the United States Air Force had planned and carried out Operation Chimichanga, we knew there had to be more to the story.  Our Pentagon sources confirmed the hunch:  The inspiration for the “chimichanga” code name was the way the Tex-Mex fried-burrito-belly-busters incapacitated unwary diners every time.  The brass hats’ hope was […]

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Pocho Ocho new merit badges for Latina Girl Scouts

by Sara Inés Calderón April 5, 2012 Cultura
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Latina girls are the key to growth for the Girl Scouts,  and the organization needs to shift culturally to accommodate these new scouts. How do you bring in a new crop of Latina scouts? How about some new Merit Badges? 8. Touting Trenzas. It may be India María style or Frida Kahlo style, but any good […]

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Pocho Ocho reasons Mexican food is good for you

by jefe boyardee March 21, 2012 Cultura
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8. Beans, beans the magical fruit 7. The tortilla is the perfect shape and size for religious apparitions and spiritual experiences 6. Manteca — it’s the new kombucha 5. Pronouncing “chipotle” deemed World’s Best Tongue Exercise by Women’s Love Commission

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