“The Zorro story, invented in 1919 by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley, tells the tale of an aristocrat in Spanish California who dons a mask to fight against corrupt colonial officials on behalf of the oppressed,” writes Marlon Bishop of Latino USA.[Mas…]
How long will it take competitive eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie to polish off the 2-pound Burritozilla from Iguanas in San Jose, CA? [POCHO NEWS INTERJECTION: San Jose will soon to be re-named Sanjay, CA.] The last time Megatoad tried to scarf down a Burritozilla, it took him 15 minutes.
How many times does Cinco de Mayo also fall on Taco Tuesday? Our guess is 14% of the time or 1/7th but math is hard, amiright?
But the odds are with us today (the Fourth Was With Us yesterday, and with you) so let’s get loqui with two of our favorite thematically-appropriate videos — Tacos by My Drunk Kitchen and Fresh Guacamole. Are you ready? Remember, kids don’t try these at home! [Mas…]
They’re native to the Mexico City lake/lagoon ecosystem, but they’re endangered in the wild and people in Japan raise them for food. But the cute axolotl in this aquarium (six months old in this video) don’t care about that, because TGIF. ¡Orale! [Mas…]
IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer plays chess, searches out lung cancer cures and creates recipes like delicious BBQ sauce. But when Watson used its big silicon cabeza to come up with a burrito, Big Blue flunked the taste test. Mark Wilson reports:
Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. [Video by Oscar H. Perez.]
American sure love Mexican food — as POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano noted in his best-selling book Taco USA. And Mexican-inspired dishes are everywhere, like deep-fried nachos on a stick in Milwaukee,, Arizona’s potentially dangerous churro dog and kosher carnitas y nopales burritos inside a donut here in Los Angeles. Today, on Munchie […]
It’s hard to find decent Mexican food in London, but critic Richard Vines found three taquerias worth visiting in a report for Bloomberg TV. We were puzzled that the Limeys spell Oaxaca “Wahaca” but then we remembered that Brits are stupid with “foreign” terms — they pronounce “filet” like “fill-it,” for example. Food critic Vines […]
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. PREVIOUSLY ON SALSA:
On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts at sundown tonight. (NSFW drugs and language.)
The “legendary” El Maco at McDonalds in OZ will feed your inner Mexican, as long as he or she wants two all-beef patties, sour cream and “taco sauce.” [Mustache, charro outfit and sombrero not included. Not available at McDonalds stores near any actual Mexicans. Your bigote may vary.] ¿Me encanto?