Friday, June 16th, 2017

“Taco Trucks at Every Mosque” Celebrated Latino and Muslim Unity

*This is perfect! It should be done everywhere. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Denise de la Cruz, OC Weekly (4 minute read)   Orange County’s Muslim and Latino communities broke bread—or rather, tortillas—last night at the second “Taco Trucks at Every Mosque” event this month, this time at the Islamic Society of Orange County in

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Recipe: Quesadilla – Why It’s All About Technique

*Adán Medrano gives us a fundamental culinary truth – do the basics brilliantly. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  (2 minuter read)   I was 10 years old when I first tasted a quesadilla,...

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Recipe: Fresh Corn Skillet – Guisado De Maíz

*Perfect for Memorial Day weekend. I think this goes well with bar-b-que anything. As always, Adán gives us a culture and history lesson along with a recipe. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog (...

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Serrano Avocado Salsa For Tacos Al Pastor

*You should know by now that you aren’t going to get a simple recipe from Adán Medrano. This is a quick history and culture lesson that traces the origin of tacos al pastor to a middle eastern...

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Enchilada History: Do You Understand my Enchilada?

*Why you should read this: Because it’s Friday. Because you should try the recipe this weekend. Because, as Adán Medrano says, “To understand the enchilada is to understand our community.” VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Adán Medrano,...

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...

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...

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