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Detras Del Muro – Behind The Wall from Kiara Ramirez reveals the shocking truth about the immigrant workers in Northern California vineyards.

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The Jewish celebration of Passover is a week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread, or “matzo” in Hebrew. Most Jews stick to matzo and avoid regular bread, wheat products, rice, corn, and beans. This may change, though, since an 800-year-old religious ban on rice and beans was just overturned.

Ingenious cooks over the centuries have found ways to make the most of matzo, by using sheets of softened matzo in place of lasagna noodles, for example, or transforming matzo crumbs into soup dumplings — so-called matzo balls. But what if you want a spicier treat, like nachos? Not to worry! This video from NBC’s TODAY SHOW has the recipe.

The rabbis’ rice and beans reprieve made NPR’s Maria Godoy a happy Hispanic: [Mas…]

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Katsuji Tanabe, of MexiKosher, MR POCHO’s favorite Japanese-Mexican-American West Los Angeles kosher chef, is now serving hamburguesas made from a special blend of three cuts of beef. With beef bacon. And soy “cheese.” West Los represent!

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It’s Springtime in Mexico, and on the calles and avenidas, carne asada tacos bloom. [Editor’s note: No eggplants were harmed in the making of these tacos.]

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The Good Food channel on YouTube video offers our SECOND favorite “Mexican curry” recipe. We like this older “Mexican curry” video better because we can understand what the guy is saying.

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Elia Herrera is the executive chef of Los Colibrís in Toronto, an upscale Mexican restaurant that features cuisine from her home state of Veracruz.

Watch how she makes tacos de Rajas Poblanos — with chicken, corn, onions, poblano peppers, panela cheese, milk and handmade flour or corn tortillas, as she explains the unique mezcla of ideas and cultures which define her life and her love of food.

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We’ll let Cooking With Benji tell the story:

Mexican food is great and curries are also great of all types from all sorts of places. Fajitas are also delicious, this recipe is a modification of a a fajita recipe with the secret ingredient of creme fraiche to make a cool but spicy and smooth curry. [Mas…]

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A Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, MX taqueria famous for its politically-inspired tacos has named a taco for Donald Trump.

Owner Humberto Erives-Beto explained Sunday that he was inspired by Trump’s controversial remarks.

“I just made it as most of the world considers him – with lots of tongue, very little brains and I put a bit of pig’s trompita,” said Beto, owner of Taqueria El Tio Beto. (Trompita = snout.)

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The Kids Я All Right Dept: Taco truck? How about a taco SHIP! (video)

by Barney Asada April 8, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero ¡Ask A Mexican! Gustavo Arellano wrote a whole book about how tacos are American as apple pie — TACO USA — which you can buy on Amazon. Taco Truck and Taco Ship, a short commercial for happy, fun futuristic taco technology by students Sum, Quintin, and Samuel of the Blaine County School […]

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In Downtown L.A., one white boy makes very special tacos (video)

by Barney Asada April 5, 2016 Cultura
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In Downtown Los Angeles, near 7th and Spring, one gringo from the Midwest rolls out his cart at night and makes tacos like no one else. Video creator J.A. Lugo-Ponce explains:

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The unlikely history of the aguacate aka avocado (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 4, 2016 Cultura
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The Meso-American aguacate (renamed avocado by Spanish invaders) is a prehistoric fruit that shouldn’t even be around today, all because it’s a tough nut to swallow. The Science Show breaks it down. PREVIOUSLY ON AVOCADOS:

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Early spring nourishes bumper Swiss spaghetti crop (BBC video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 1, 2016 Cultura
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Global warming — and an early warm Spring — means a bountiful spaghetti harvest in Switzerland’s pasta-growing regions near the border with Italy. The BBC reports.

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Japanese students in San Diego try a ‘sushirrito’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 24, 2016 Cultura
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When Japanese students at the Q International School in San Diego tried an unlikely All-American Mashup, a “sushirrito,” they were surprised. At first, they noted, the colors weren’t right, there was no mustard and it lacked ketchup and hamburger. On the other hand, nom nom nom! We weren’t surprised. In SD, burritos have explored new […]

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Artisanal organic Oaxaca mezcal? Take my dinero please (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2016 Cultura
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Alberto Martinez, an agave farmer and mezcal distiller in Oaxaca, makes his traditional liquor the old fashioned way. Nikki Vargas (photo) has the story.

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Ethical issues? Ask your doctor if MORALAX® is right for you (video)

by Barney Asada March 11, 2016 Cultura
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Are you having issues with ethical problems at work? Trouble reconciling a decent and moral life with actual reality? Stuck in world where your conscience and scruples are keeping you down? Ask your doctor if MORALAX® is right for you. MORALAX® is brought to you by the makers of COCKBLOK® — Stop those ignorant cat-calls […]

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly makes a chicken taco – in space! (video)

by COMMANDANTE DATA February 26, 2016 Cultura
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It’s not easy, making a chicken taco while floating weightlessly in the International Space Station, but NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is determined. PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN FOOD IN SPACE:

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POCHO is proud to present the very best burrito recipe video ever

by JEFE BOYARDEE February 25, 2016 Cultura
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Making a Burrito For One is a video by Sean Ye, who, as far as we know, is not related to Kan Ye.

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Taco Tuesday Trailer: Can hella hungry hermanas survive ‘The Trip’?

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 16, 2016 Cultura
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It’s warm inside, with TV and WiFi. There’s no food, though, so amigas Kiyah, Chloe and Tilly must now leave the house to undertake The Trip. But will they survive their “run to the border?”

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Enjoy ‘Mexican Crazy Bread’ at the Doha, Qatar Marriott (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE February 9, 2016 Cultura
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You can make Mexican Crazy Bread yourself, whatever it is, just like in this “street food” recipe video, or stop by the Doha Marriott Hotel any Thursday for #DIYStreetFoodDoha. The hotel is located on Ras Abu Aboud Street, Building 2, Street 920, Zone 28, Doha. It’s unclear if the Marriott makes their Mexican bread with […]

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Food Fight! Fan de la Cultura vs gigantic ‘machetes’ in DF (video)

by HONG RHEE February 1, 2016 Cultura
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Fan de la Cultura is a macho vato, but can he handle los machetes? These two-foot-long quesadillas are filled with a pound-and-a-half of carne de res and chorizo and different quesos and pollos and guisados and jamon and chicharrones and frijoles, well you get the picture. We looked it up on the Google: That’s 24 […]

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In Paris, it’s #1PHOTOPOUR1TACO @ the Old El Paso taco truck (videos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 29, 2016 Cultura
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The French arm of Old El Paso, the Tex-Mex style food people, asked ad agency Rosbeef! to generate buzz for their new premium Restaurante brand around late Paris last year. Rosbeef! (Slogan: We’re creative and we have common sense; how cool is that!?) came up with a marketing combo plate of an Old El Paso […]

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It’s good to be the king! El Rey Del Taco Truck, Astoria, Queens (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 26, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Taco Tuesday! Johnny’s El Rey Del Taco Truck has been serving delicious comida Mexican to hungry gente in Astoria, Queens, NYC, for years. FoodCurated.com explains:

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A ‘Mexican Pizza’ is a ‘flavour fiesta’ at Pizza Hut New Zealand (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 25, 2016 Cultura
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Don’t miss the Mexican Flavour Fiesta at Pizza Hut, New Zealand. They’ve got the Ultimate Mexican Pizza with Nachos and quesadillas where you can add jalapeños and stuffed cheese crust. There’s something for everyone, chicken beef and vege. PREVIOUSLY ON PIZZA:

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San Diego Represents! ‘We invented the California Burrito’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 22, 2016 Cultura
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In San Diego, your basic carne asada burrito comes with French fries inside. They call it a “California Burrito,” because that’s how they roll. PREVIOUSLY ON BURRITOS WITH FRIES:

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