tortillas


In the growing Latino community of Lexington, Kentucky (aka Mexington), immigrant Laura Patricia Ramirez and her family suspected the new “Spanish” influx into town might mean they could earn a living providing comida Mexicana to the neighbors. First they imported fresh tortillas from Chicago, and then started making their own. Now they own a tortilla/taqueria even the gabachos love — they come for the asada and stay for the lengua. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Ramirez has the first Southern drawl-spiced Mexican accent we’ve ever encountered. God Bless THIS America, land that we love.]

Thanks to our amigo Profe Steven Alvarez for the link.


POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.


These tacos de guisado — in a restaurant? at home? — sure look delicious. We’ve asked video creator Miriam Rdz for more information. Tengo hambre!


Preparing tacos de lengua (veal tongue) is easy if you have hundreds of dollars of state-of-the-art cooking equipment from Sammic. Still, it’s weird to look at and be sure you peel off the icky “outer membrane”. Also, we notice a distinct lack of chiles, cilantro and lime. And what is up with those mini tortillas?


In “Spanish America”, supposed kid singers explain how tortillas are corn bread and frijoles are what’s for lunch:

From the Children’s Record Guild 78, released circa early 1950s. With David Pfeffer as Pedro, also with Sally Sweetland, Earl Rogers, Lee Sweetland, Denise Alexander and David Anderson. Music by Miguel Sandoval. Story by L. Paris.


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.]

POCHO’s @SaraChicaD wishes you a Happy Mexican Sansgiven (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón November 22, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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All about the ‘Maiz’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 9, 2016 Cultura
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Corn — Maiz — is central in the Mexican food culture and was first cultivated over 100 centuries ago. Here is a short tribute to maiz, the golden gift of Mother Nature. [Video by Marysol.]

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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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In 1959, this country singer just loved ‘Tiquela & Mexican Beer’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 30, 2016 Cultura
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In 1959, country singer Larry Bryant released a 45 celebrating his love of Tiquela & Mexican Beer. Music trade magazine Billboard called it “interesting” — not a good sign — and the record never made much of a splash. But the original 45 (#101 — the first release?) on Santa Fe Records is a $25 […]

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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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This is how my abuela makes those legendary tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2015 Cultura
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My grandma’s tortillas are legendary in my family; she’s been making them since she was a little girl and has been feeding her family with them ever since. I thought I’d shoot a little video of her making them as she passes the tradition down to her great grandkids. — Video creator Rich Lee.

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Happy Mexican Thanksgiving – Sansgiven – from @SaraChicaD (video)

by Comic Saenz November 26, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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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 taquerias are on lockdown as Trump fever heats up

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) Neighborhood taquerias are on lockdown today with customers urged to “shelter in place” as Donald Trump’s immigrant-hating white wing campaign for the GOP presidential nomination heats up. Patrons at the highly-rated Guisados on East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue (photo) said they felt particularly vulnerable as Trump supporters began threatening taco-loving families […]

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How to make Mexican tortillas|Cómo hacer tortillas mexicanas (video)

by Barney Asada August 27, 2015 Cultura
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Este vídeo fue grabado en Chiapas, México. En él podemos ver la forma tradicional de hacer las tortillas, hechas por los mismos miembros de la comunidad de Petalcingo. Vuélvete un experto e impresiona a tus amigos. // This was recorded in Petalcingo, Chiapas, Mexico. We can see how native people of this community prepare traditional […]

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From Australia: How to reheat mass quantities of tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 26, 2015 Cultura
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Mexi-Australians Gerardo y Maria of La Tortilleria in Melbourne, OZ, demonstrated how to reheat their tortillas when you have a buttload of their tortillas to reheat. No kangaroos or wallabees were harmed in the making of this video. PREVIOUSLY ON AUSTRALIAN MEXICAN:

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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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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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When life is a video game, love is your secret weapon (video)

by JAI ESCORR April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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In the Great Video Game of Life, a little love from (plus tortillas, cumbia y nopales) can help you escape the zombies and crush the bullies. A true story from Los Cenzontles. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Danny Trejo’s commercial for these tortilla things is full of WTF (video)

by Barney Asada March 12, 2015 Cultura
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Old El Paso Stand ‘N’ Stuff Tortillas — shaped like oblong bowls — are tortillas for people who can’t manage the folding and/or rolling demanded by traditional tortilla applications. While we ❤️ Danny Trejo and can’t fault him for wanting to make an honest buck, we have to ask, “Who eats this crap?” PRO TIP: […]

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Rosh HaShanah kosher nachos: Totopos de gribeñes con guacamole

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 24, 2014 Cultura
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Chicharrones are off limits for traditional Jews — pork is not kosher. But that doesn’t mean hungry Judios have to go through life without delicious fried cracklings of their own — they chow down on a crispy fried chicken skin preparation called gribeñes.

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How ju make chilaquiles for the World Cup

by TIA LENCHA July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Hello. Is Tia Lencha here. I haves the World Cup feber. Do ju? Is the feber ju get from watching the World Cups and being so mad at the referees and Holland and wonder who put brujeria on Brazil, that ju want to hit the telebision with a cuchara from the kishen. But I watch […]

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Brit paper explains how to eat nachos — the exotic ‘titans of trash food’

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 15, 2014 Cultura
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Nachos are exotic foreign fare in Merrye Olde Inglaterra, so you need someone to explain how they work. We think “trash food” is British for “junk food,” but these people also call cookies “biscuits” so who knows what they mean. Anyhow, our Limey expert’s first step to acceptable nacho eating is the purchase of Doritos. […]

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