Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Adán Medrano on Thanksgiving

By Victor Landa,  NewsTaco What is Texas-Mexican food? It’s not Tex-Mex, that’s something else. According to author, chef, and film maker Adán Medrano Texas-Mexican is part of the rich tradition of Mexican cuisine. I talked to Adán about that and about how it’s expressed in the Thanksgiving meal – how culture is shared along with

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...

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Adán Medrano Rediscovers Texas’ First Food in Truly Texas Mexican

*A cookbook with a deep message: “the entire Tejano/Chicano population of Texas and the Southwest, are a deeply rooted people, despite prevailing opinions to the contrary in both Mexico and the U.S.” It’s not Tex-Mex, it’s Texas...

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

As Lime Prices Soar, Restaurants Ponder Changing Recipes

*There are some Latino dishes that can’t be imagined with out limes. In that sense, the rising cost of the fruit, above that of the Tequila in a Margarita, is indeed brutal. VL By Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Under The Volcano

*Read this. The respect Bourdain has for Mexico, its cuisine, its culture, and people is palpable. His defense of immigrants is very cool as well. Granted, the piece includes a small plug for his TV program, but...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A Recipe for Dia de la Candelaria: Tamales de Mango

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T *translated by NewsTaco Dia de la Candelaria, or  Candlemas Day, is approaching, and to give the tamal tradition an original touch  we bring you this recipe by Chef Paco , owner...

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

‘Killer’ Avocados: How People Risk Their Lives to Get Guacamole to Your Table

By Melissa Castellanos, Latin Post As American friends and family gather around a bowl of guacamole and chips to root for their favorite teams, or chat about their personal lives and jobs, there is a bigger picture lurking...

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