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The Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago’s West Side — in the middle of a fierce battle against gentrification — is the center of the Windy City’s Mexican-Americam community. The recent Molé de Mayo fiesta highlighted the classic Mexican magical slow-cooked sauce of many ingredients: Molé. [Video by the students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.]


An energetic dreamscape captures Mexico’s passion for molé, a signature celebration dish, through the eyes of Mexican chef Enrique Olvera.

In this episode of Cooking With the Giggles, our munchified host Jim Jensen aka Mr. Giggles shows how molé can be medicine. SPOILER: Mota-infused butter.
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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life.

Really.

The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans.

Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it:

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Norma and Jerry Stevens met and fell in love at a taqueria in North Hollywood, moved to Ohio, and opened up Norma’s Casa de Tacos in Boardman (near Youngstown). Ten years later, their Jalisco-style Mexican food is an overnight sensation. [Video by the Business Journal Daily.]


The continued popularity of the molcajete (mortar) and companion tejolote (pestle) is a living example of the principle “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Latino USA: What would Frida Kahlo eat? [Hint: Mole] (audio)

by Andalé Mono April 27, 2015 Audio
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What would Frida Kahlo eat? Latino USA’s Von Diaz reports.

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‘Undocumented’ family behind La Morada in the South Bronx (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 10, 2015 Cultura
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Towards the end of the 20th Century, Natalia Mendez and Antonio Saavedra left their home, family and country behind to cross without papers into the U.S. Now they run a popular Oaxacan restaurant in the South Bronx, La Morada. This is exactly the hard-working law-abiding, job-creating kind of family President Obama’s executive actions were designed to protect, […]

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The love of mole (Por amor al mole) unites Mexico and Brooklyn (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE March 4, 2015 Cultura

From Mexico to Brooklyn, the The Love of Mole unites generations and communities. (Video by Mónica Toledo Fraginals.)

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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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Chemistry Cat presents ‘Guacamole for Science Nerds’

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 30, 2014 Cartoons
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Chemistry Cat knows how to make good guac. Add to his knowledge base here. PREVIOUSLY ON GUACAMOLE:

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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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Starbucks test-markets nopal, chile-flavored drinks in East Los Angeles

by Barney Asada May 14, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BOYLE HEIGHTS) Starbucks Coffee starts test-marketing their new nopal, chile and mole-flavored coffee drinks exclusively in this East Los Angeles enclave today. Staying true to their gentrified roots, Starbucks based the new varieties on past-the-expiration-date flavors from more upscale stores  — adding chemical food coloring for “eye appeal.”

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