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Carmen Miranda (Enchilada Gal) can sing and dance, and Dean Martin (Enchilada Man) can dance and sing, but Jerry Lewis (Enchilada King) steals the show. R.I.P.

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Jose Contreras — the horse racing fan and So Cal taco lover known as Tacos and Trifectas — stops by the Tacos Leo truck, parked at the carwash at Temple Street and Glendale Boulevard. He rates it at 9.4 out of 10. Contreras is @losponies on the Twitter.

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Where are the best tacos in Ciudad be Mexico? This video for Unknown Mexican Magazine thinks they know. Are the right?

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We will not be denied our rights to elotes!

Immigrant street vendors are among the most cherished people in our communities. They bring two things we can’t do without: food and culture.

[Hey, pochos: This design is available on t-shirts, too! Women’s in baby blue and men’s in black on sale now. Wear this shirt with Elote Pride!]

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Jose Contreras of Tacos and Trifectas (he likes “the ponies”) stops by Taqueria La Mexicana at 4th and Coronado, Long Beach, Califas, and picks up tres de asada. Spoiler: He likes ’em, he really really really likes ’em!

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La Cucaracha: The Taco Cart Guy shall not be moved (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 10, 2017 Cartoons
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Cómo hacer flores de mango con limon y chile (video)

by Barney Asada August 10, 2017 Cultura
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Mangos cut into flowers and served with lime and Tajin. How do they do that? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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POCHO History 101: Lalo Guerrero’s ‘Ballad of Pancho Lopez’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 10, 2017 Audio
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A true life story from the Mexican Revolution and a mojado’s migration from Chihuahua to Califas come alive as our Chicano musical hero Lalo Guerrero shares The Ballad of Pancho Lopez.

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La Cucaracha: Do NOT mess with The Taco Cart Guy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 9, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Why did the hipster flip the elotero’s cart? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 8, 2017 Cartoons
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Pasadena’s El Taquito Mexicano taco truck: Food and community (video)

by Barney Asada August 1, 2017 Cultura
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Video creator Kyle Scobie loves the El Taquito Mexicano taco truck that’s been parking on Lake Avenue in Pasadena for years. And Scobie is not the only one!

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La Cucaracha’s Taco Cart Guy in ‘Fun with Gentrification’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 31, 2017 Cartoons
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Elotitos aka esquites — corn off the cob Mexican style (video)

by Barney Asada July 31, 2017 Cultura
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Sure you can have traditional elotes — whole Mexican corn on the cob — or you can have elotitos aka esquitos — de-cobbed corn in a cup. And today, just for you, with you can have elotitos inside a bag of corn chips in San Luis Potosí in Central Mexico! [Video by Pi Suarez.]

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Latino USA: If You Give a Toddler a Tortilla (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents July 31, 2017 Audio
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She just wants to prepare some home made flour tortillas with her baby girl just like she did with her own mom. What’s the big deal? NPR’s LatinoUSA explains: April Salazar longs to make her Grandma Alice’s tortillas with her daughter. It is the same tortilla recipe her grandmother’s mother made in Baja California and […]

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Jamaican jerk-seasoned elotes will make you say ‘BRUH!’ (video)

by Barney Asada July 29, 2017 Cultura
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YouTuber BrownBelle prepares yummy-looking grilled “Mexican street corn” — aka ELOTES — spiced up with Jamaican jerk seasoning and her own chimichurri. We like the way she braids the corn husks as handles for the cornsicles. And the way she says “BRUH!” Click here for the jerk recipe. BrownBelle is on the Feisbuk tambien.

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Fast-talking narrator makes tacos de pollo rapido (video)

by Barney Asada July 26, 2017 Cultura
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Chicken tacos are deliciosa comida rapida y facil de hacer en casa, says Gorka Barredo, the fastest-talking Castillian Spanish narrator ever.

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Now you’re talking! Yorkshire pudding breakfast burrito (video)

by Barney Asada July 25, 2017 Cultura
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Whether you’re visiting a Rub Smokehouse in Birmingham, Nottingham (say hi to the sheriff!), Beverley, or Newcastle (got coals?), this epic dish proves that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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Does this tortilla have a message for me? (photo)

by Janelle Gonzales July 25, 2017 Cultura
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I was making late night dinner at home Monday, and got a message from the cosmos. What do you think it means?

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Campout cooking: Korean carnitas tacos con kimchi (video)

by Barney Asada July 24, 2017 Cultura
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Looks legit — Korean-style carnitas tacos con kimchi. All I ever got on camping trips was mosquito bites and poison ivy.

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Here comes the paletero man! (Lucky Diaz lyrics music video)

by HORCHATA ICE July 21, 2017 Cultura
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Hey kids! Here comes the Mexican ice cream man! Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band know what’s cool. In Spanglish! PREVIOUSLY ON PALETEROS:

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Make ‘pineapple and pork’ tacos the New Zealand way (video)

by Barney Asada July 20, 2017 Cultura
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Mexican-style food products maker Tio Pablo, in New Zealand, shows us how to make “pork and pineapple tacos” using their Mayan Gold chile powder and mango salsa picante. PRO TIP: “Coriander” = cilantro.

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