La Cucaracha: In Tenochtitlan, Chepe y Pepe meet the neighbors
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La Cucaracha: In Tenochtitlan, Chepe y Pepe teach modern discipline
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This is your official guide to chile pepper hotness (infographic)
[image via PICTOLINE. All rights reserved.]
TV news team vs Carolina Reaper Chile #OneChipChallenge (video)
The KNCT-TV Channel 2 CBS morning news team in Denver tries out a Paqui tortilla chip — made with the Carolina Ghost chile, supposedly the hottest pepper evah — and you won’t believe what happens next.
Cómo hacer flores de mango con limon y chile (video)
Mangos cut into flowers and served with lime and Tajin. How do they do that?
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We like these entries in the #MyOREOCreation Twitter contest! (toons)
POCHO amiga Bernadette Rivero — top cookie at Cortez Brothers, a creative broadcast production company — shared two concepts for the #MyOreoCreation contest on the Twitter.
We asked her what was up with that. Here’s what she emailed back:
Mas…We like these entries in the #MyOREOCreation Twitter contest! (toons)
This is a how-to-make-tacos video from Chile. Huh?
The folks from Chile’s Mundos Jumbo want you to make tacos this way, with a can of their Mexican style red beans, lettuce, ground meat, tomatoes, purple cebolla, salt and pepper, but no lime, no cilantro, no spices, and no chiles. Ya think?
Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)
In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.
Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet
Decolonizing your diet is more than a trendy Chicanx meme, it’s a book, and a chingon idea.
If you want to just say “No!” to the comida of the Conquistadors and eat what Tlaloc intended — the authentic food of your ancestors — here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet:
8. Take the milk out of chocolate and put the chile back in
7. Honor the Aztecs and eat more of Moctezuma’s gold
6. Chihuahua on a stick
Finally a legit recipe video for ‘Mexican Street Corn’ aka elotes
No pinche RONCO appliance this time, just a grill, corn on the cob, and all the fixings. Yay! As always, street not included, and bring your own Tajin.
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Mas…Finally a legit recipe video for ‘Mexican Street Corn’ aka elotes
Can you spot the Latino in this photograph?
I’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation.
My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I was born in Santiago, Chile in 1965: a third generation Chilean on my father’s side (whose people came from Odessa), and first generation on my mother’s side, who arrived when she was 12 from Hungary.
We left Chile in 1970 after the election of socialist president Salvador Allende. For Mom, socialism was close enough to the Soviet regime she’d fled in Hungary.
I started kindergarten at P.S. 81 in the Bronx. With a curly mop of flaming red hair and speaking only Spanish, I immediately embarked on a lifelong career of not fitting in. I learned English fast, but I still felt like an outsider. I got into X-Men comics because I identified with the mutants.
Crunchy Thai treat in a bag makes you magically Mexican! (video)
What are they eating? Chips? Rolled taquito-looking snacks? Does she say “Mexican sweet chile?” We don’t know, but how can you go wrong when one crunchy bite magically turns this attractive Thai couple into tango-dancing Mexicans! [Mariachis not included.]
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Chilean TV reporter loses bikini top on live broadcast (video)
When Chilean TV reporter Bernardita Middleton was challenged to take a dip in chilly ocean during a live shot, she lost her bikini top in the Pacific.
Mas…Chilean TV reporter loses bikini top on live broadcast (video)
Veronica and Ruben Villa are expecting: Welcome Baby Tajin (video)
Is this is the spiciest expectant parents announcement video ever?
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Hot stuff: Your animated GIF guide to the chiles of Mexico
Even though they think these hot peppers are called “chilies,” Lucky Peach — “a quarterly journal of food and writing” — still created a cool guide to the chiles of Mexico featuring gorgeous animated GIFs by Serafine Frey.
Meet the ANCHO family, according to writers Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman:
Mas…Hot stuff: Your animated GIF guide to the chiles of Mexico
When Irish peeps try Mexican treats, faces turn red (video)
Once you catch onto their accents, the reactions of these Irish folks to Mexican sweets and treats are priceless. Their body language is quite revealing, too. Not only do their faces turn quite red, but their red hair gets even redder! 😉
And although we’ve always said the Irish are the Mexicans of Europe and friends of La Gente (San Patricios, etc.), it’s quite apparent from this video that chiles, limon, tamarindo, and horchata are not universally appreciated.
We’re no experts but something is wrong in ‘Fruta+Chile’ (video)
Are you sure this is how you do it? We love our mango con chile especially, but this looks wrong. [Fruta+Chile is by MMNTO.]
BBC: One easy old trick helps you live longer – eat more chiles!
Want to live longer? It’s easy, according to the BBC. Eat more chiles! Specifically, the BBC recommends “chillies,” and we’ll do them a favour and labour under their rules whilst minding the gap:
For thousands of years, humans have taken a masochistic pleasure from adding chilli to their food. Now research indicates that the spice that has undoubtedly made our lives more interesting may also make them longer.
There is only one mammal that enthusiastically eats chillies.
Mas…BBC: One easy old trick helps you live longer – eat more chiles!
Celebrate ‘Mexican Week’ – Romanian-style – with Lidl (video)
Euro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania.
We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree?
Cliches and stereotypes included at no extra charge.
Mas…Celebrate ‘Mexican Week’ – Romanian-style – with Lidl (video)
New medical study: Eating spicy foods helps you live longer
Here’s some fantastically hot news: The more chiles you eat, the longer you’ll live!
Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found.
Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, and researchers followed them for an average of more than seven years, recording 20,224 deaths. The study is in BMJ.
After controlling for family medical history, age, education, diabetes, smoking and many other variables, the researchers found that compared with eating hot food, mainly chili peppers, less than once a week, having it once or twice a week resulted in a 10 percent reduced overall risk for death. Consuming spicy food six to seven times a week reduced the risk by 14 percent.
Mas…New medical study: Eating spicy foods helps you live longer
Hello, gringos! Eat like a Mexican (but we won’t say that) [video]
Wow. There is this seasoning, Cappy, and you too, Kirsten and Brooke – there is this TAJIN seasoning for your fruit AND veggies! Spicy! Salty! Lime! Totes, like, amazeballs! It adds a ZING! to everything! I wonder where they get these ideas?
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The molcajete: Mexico’s stone-age cooking tech still rules (video)
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.”
L.A. woman eats 53 habanero chiles in 20 minutes (video)
Teresa de Jesus Sandoval was named the champion at the Father’s Day habanero chile eating contest at Chichenitza in Downtown L.A. after scarfing down 53 of the the scorching peppers in 20 minutes.
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Mas…L.A. woman eats 53 habanero chiles in 20 minutes (video)
Food blogger La Quirky discovers the joys of Mexican mangos (video)
La Quirky Nancy discovers mangos in East LA and lives to tell about it. #laQuirky #Columbusing
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Quirky food video blogger katie q discovered this totally delicious new healthy food treat LOL OMG. Latino-style people eat this all the time, I’m so sure! It’s a fruit they call a “mango” and they squeeze lime juice on it and add hot sauce, just like you put mousse on your hair when you go out clubbing. Srsly, is this quirky or what?
Mas…Food blogger La Quirky discovers the joys of Mexican mangos (video)
Watch as ‘Americans taste Mexican snacks’ (video)
They taste sort of like Mexican Twinkies, or Cool Ranch Doritos, or chips … until they don’t.
Can Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano finish OC’s hottest burger? (video)
Can intrepid POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano and OC Weekly colleague Nick Schou make it through the Nuke Burger, said to be the hottest/spiciest hamburger in Orange County?
How spicy is it? The OC Weekly’s Charles Lam reports:
The Nuke Burger [at Bombburger in Huntington Beach] is quite possibly the spiciest burger in Orange County at the moment, featuring a who’s who’s list of hottest peppers in the world (Scorpion and Reaper for you pepper heads, as well as Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese).
Welcome to Si Racha, Thailand, home of that sauce (video)
POCHO loves hometown favorite salsa picante Huy Fong Sriracha, we cannot lie. We like Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina, sure, but the garlicky sweet red sauce from Irwinwindale, CA is special. That’s why we were intrigued by this video visit to a chile-loving town in Southeast Asia – Si Racha, Thailand.
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Nom Nom Video: How do they make Sriracha hot sauce? (video)
Huy Fong Sriracha is the official POCHO salsa picante — we love you too Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina but so sorry — and this is how it’s made.
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Mas…Nom Nom Video: How do they make Sriracha hot sauce? (video)
Thousands flee as Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupts violently (video)
Lava, ash and molten rock spewed thousands of feet into the air in a series of massive explosions at the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile Tuesday.