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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an Emmy nomination? We hoped we wouldn’t need to ask this question again, but here we are. The nominations for the

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

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...

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...

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...

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