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Friday, February 10th, 2017

Recipe: Quesadilla – Why It’s All About Technique

*Because it’s Friday! VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  (2.5 minute read) I was 10 years old when I first tasted a quesadilla, cheese melted inside crisp wheat flour tortillas.  It’s a cliché to say so, but it was love at first bite. In the more southern regions of Mexican cuisines they use corn tortillas,

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Saucy Poetry Of Huevos Rancheros

*Why you should read this: Because who doesn’t like a good double entendre? Because I’m glad I read this recipe after I had breakfast, or else I might still be eating. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Champurrado Holiday Drink — It’s “DeAquella/Awesome”

*Because it’s that time of year. Also, did you know that champurrado is a type of porridge? VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  This Champurrado holiday drink recipe is lush, velvety smooth, and it’s all done with...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The Original Chocolate Drink: Why You Should Skip The Milk

*Chocolate caliente. Becasue it’s ancient and it’s cold outside (in many places). VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Make some “Chocolate Caliente” the way that the original inventors of this beverage enjoyed it, with absolutely no lactose. ...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Beyond Tex-Mex: Rediscovering Texas’ 10,000-Year-Old Cuisine

*It’s not Tex-Mex, it’s Texas-Mexican – there’s a difference. The culinary roots go back 10,000 years. VL By Adan Medrano, The Texas Observer (10 minute read) Growing up, I remember my amá making corn tortillas by hand. Mom...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

*I’m not going to spend too much space with an introduction. This is good stuff and more than just a recipe there’s history and culture too. All I’ll say is this is timely, gracias Adán, and yum!...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Mexico Is Having A Fight Over The Word ‘Mezcal’

*It’s the same drink, produced a few miles from the official government cut-off line, but it can’t be called Mezcal. It’s not about taste and it’s not about geography, it’s about a name, and Mexico owns it...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Spanish-Speakers’ Citrus Struggle: The Confusing Debate Over How to Say Lemon/Lime en Español

*This happened to me the other day when I ordered a Topo Chico with lemon as my lunch drink. The server took there steps and returned. “Is that lime or the yellow one, lemon?” I meant lime....

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Best Way to Drink Tequila is Out of a Casserole Dish

*This is a good piece, except for how they call cazuelas casseroles. They’re right, though, the best way to drink tequila is from a cazuela. VL By Duncan Tuckier, VICE Munchies (3.5 minute read)  Forget margaritas, tequila...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Green Salsa Serrano en Molcajete

*I know one of you is going to try this this weekend. Let us know how it turned out. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Green Salsa, Serrano chile, is a classic Texas Mexican table salsa.  If...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

China Is Ready To Outpace The U.S. In Tequila Consumption

*There’s a sense of pride that says this can’t stand. Tequila exports to China increased by 70 percent this year and China is poised to be the top Tequila consumer in 2017. Share this, to help maintain...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

*I love leche quemada con nuez. This history is fascinating. VL By Adán Merdrano, Adán’s Blog WHAT? The Mexican candy advertisement above is from around 1915’s -20’s. The candy shop was owned by Clyde Corrigan, according to...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Traditional Mexican Salsa: Serrano And Tomato

*I thought I’d drop this here, for you to check out as your week gets started. VL By Adán Medran, Adán’s Blog Three native ingredients make this traditional Mexican salsa a delectable culinary heritage:  tomato, chile and...

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