queso

Yesterday, mijo ask me gwhy peoples celebrate the Cinco de Mayo.

“Is because of the Battle of Puebla,” I tole him.

“Do people in Mexico get borrachos and crazy like they do here in the United States?”

“Crazy? No. The kids get day off from eschool and then some mens dresses up in the pueblo of Puebla and play like is the battle happening again.”

“No crazy borrachos?”

“No, is more like kids eating candy and washing TV.”

“Is it about Mexican people being proud of their culture?”

“No,” I say. “I’m no proud of gringos gwearing sombreros and eating chimichangas.”

“Are chimichangas Mexican?”

“I don know. I never ate one,” I say. “But the gringos love to eat the food with all the cheez I don know what it is.” [Mas…]

[Editor’s Note: We found Westside Market’s website. It features cheese, unlike these “quesadillas”. Go figure.]


Burrito Mariachi Mexican Grill, with two location on New York’s Long Island, posted a sexy slo-mo video of their food preparation. Try not to drool as you watch flying lechuga, grilling carne asada, guacamole in production, salsa from scratch, a cold bar, a hot bar, chopping cebollas, two kinds of arroz, frijoles, pico de gallo, and gigantic burritos being assembled. What’s for lunch by the way? Let’s get Mexican! [Video by JING.]


The Guadalupe Inn in Brooklyn is all about the Queso Fundido.


Check out this trailer for Farmworker: How Immigration Feeds America from freelance journalist Diana Prichard. She’s working on a film telling the story of how immigrants are critical to American agriculture.

And always remember who worked hard to get you that next glass of leche or bowl of hot queso.


Elia Herrera is the executive chef of Los Colibrís in Toronto, an upscale Mexican restaurant that features cuisine from her home state of Veracruz.

Watch how she makes tacos de Rajas Poblanos — with chicken, corn, onions, poblano peppers, panela cheese, milk and handmade flour or corn tortillas, as she explains the unique mezcla of ideas and cultures which define her life and her love of food.

Food Fight! Fan de la Cultura vs gigantic ‘machetes’ in DF (video)

by HONG RHEE February 1, 2016 Cultura
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Fan de la Cultura is a macho vato, but can he handle los machetes? These two-foot-long quesadillas are filled with a pound-and-a-half of carne de res and chorizo and different quesos and pollos and guisados and jamon and chicharrones and frijoles, well you get the picture. We looked it up on the Google: That’s 24 […]

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Cold coming on? Sopa de pollo for you (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 14, 2015 Cultura
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In Texas they call this tortilla soup. If it was more brothy, you might call it caldo de pollo. Either way, it’s Mexican Jewish penicillin and mijo you’ll feel much better after you enjoy a nice warm bowl of chicken soup. Click here for the recipe.

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Area executive thinks about delicious lunch torta all day long

by Estefania Zavala July 28, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LAREDO) District III Regional Supervisor Pablo Gutierrez, 35, could not wait for yesterday’s pinche lunch break to begin so he could buy a firme torta at Joaquin’s Lonchera. “Tortas were all I could think about,” the middle management exec told PNS Monday evening. “I mean, when Andy from Financing handed me all those reports, I […]

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Chef Lindsay: How do you make fried kee-so tacos at El Cortez?

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 28, 2015 Cultura
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They look scrumptious — especially the cheese that she crisps on the grill at El Cortez — but please, Chef Lindsay Porter, it’s kay-so, not kee-so! To be fair, El Cortez is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canadia, where they call their dollars “Loonies.” PRO TIP: Cortez is NOT a Mexican hero, unless you mean the Nike […]

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Finally! Deep-fried nachos on a stick come to Milwaukee (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 27, 2015 Cultura
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Milwaukee Brewers fans can hit a home run this season at Miller Park with every order of Inside The Park Nachos. ESPN reports:

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans hate yellow cheese so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz March 12, 2015 Cultura
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When POCHO’s Associate Naranjero, the esteemed Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano, watched the video of BuzzFeed feeding Taco Bell to actual Mexicans (photo), he knew he needed to set the record straight regarding the yellow cheese that tops lots of Mexican-American food. Because queso, k no? Yellow cheese, says Gus, has an honorable history — […]

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If ‘nacho cheese’ is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (photo)

by KIM JONG-UN August 20, 2014 Cultura
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PREVIOUSLY ON KIM JONG-UN:

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For Father’s Day, make Dad a carne asada and fries burrito (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 13, 2014 Cultura
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San Diego homeboy El Guzzii shows how to prepare a gigantor marinated steak burrito with fries inside. Attention, families: This is what Daddy wants.

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Taco Bell plans poetry-grilled ‘Verso-Quesarito-Burrito’

by Santino J. Rivera June 6, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Cheesy burrito fans and hashtag activists, your prayers have been answered! Taco Bell will debut a new menu item Monday – the Verso-Quesarito-Burrito, a burrito wrapped in a quesadilla with Mexican poetry written on the tortilla. The VQB is a ground “beef” burrito with rice, chipotle sauce and reduced-fat sour cream […]

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Taco Tuesday Video: Tacos El Yaqui Perrones, Rosarito, Baja

by Comic Saenz June 3, 2014 Cultura
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In Rosarita, Baja Mexico, every day is taco Tuesday at Tacos El Yaqui Perrones, where the specialty of the house is wood-grilled flank steak piled on melted cheesy flour tortillas. These are not just tacos WITH cheese. The cheese is not an afterthought, not a garnish. Melted cheese on a flour tortilla (are we not […]

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Rico’s Nachos: A refreshingly-new snack discovery! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 6, 2013 Cultura
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Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when nachos were a regional Tex-Mex snack that most Americans never heard of — until 1976, when Rico’s brought their version to sporting events at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, TX. Sportscaster Howard Cosell liked the nachos he got a football game and plugged the product […]

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Elotes! Fresh hot elotes! How to make Mexican corn (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 21, 2013 Cultura
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Some kids may be back at school but it’s still Summer. And there’s no summer without elotes, fresh and hot from the grill.

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What Dad really wants for Fathers Day: A carne asada burrito (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 14, 2013 Cultura
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San Diego homeboy El Guzzii shows how to prepare a gigantor marinated steak burrito with fries inside. Attention, families: This is what Daddy wants.

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When you can’t bear life without nachos, you need nachos tattoos

by Comic Saenz May 25, 2012 Cartoons
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Some people can’t get through the morning with a cup of coffee, and others, apparently, can’t get through the day without delicious crunchy oozing-with-queso nachos: We love nachos. Duh. We want to show it on our arms, legs, and face. Stains are not permanent enough, while permanent tattoos are against our religions. So they made […]

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