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Este vídeo fue grabado en Chiapas, México. En él podemos ver la forma tradicional de hacer las tortillas, hechas por los mismos miembros de la comunidad de Petalcingo. Vuélvete un experto e impresiona a tus amigos. // This was recorded in Petalcingo, Chiapas, Mexico. We can see how native people of this community prepare traditional tortillas. Tortillas are typical in the Mexican gastronomy, so, if you want to become an expert and impress your friends, pay attention.

shoemakerPablo Martinez, owner of Carlos Shoe Repair, learned the trade growing up in Mexico from his father. Will his shop, in the East Bay community of Martinez, survive the glut of cheap imported shoes? Does a family business like his matter? [Video by Rachel Aston for the Martinez News Gazette.] [Mas…]

colortortillasBay Area popup caterers ThinkSalsa make colorful tortillas using natural ingredients. You can, too! [Mas…]

hbscreencapMaking a breakfast burrito is hard work, especially in the morning when it’s time to eat breakfast. There’s the delicate cracking of the eggs thang, the slicing of the cheese procedure, the tricky cooking and not burning, and finally the delicate assembly work. All in the morning! Maybe even before the cafecito kicks in! Aye dios mio! What’s a hungry pocho to do?

Chillax, homie, We’ve got your modern gadget right here: The new Breakfast Burrito Maker from Hamilton-Beach, your favorite manufacturer of stupid single-use appliances. [Mas…]

mexichickenKorean fast food chain Mexicana Chicken wants you stop, look, and listen, and then try their new pink strawberry chicken, yellow banana chicken and green cantaloupe chicken. For realz.

The company’s “Stoplight Chicken” — small pieces of boneless chicken coated in flavored powders colored red, yellow, and green — are the three colors of a traffic signal. Get it?

RocketNews24 explains:

Apparently emboldened by the previous success of chicken nuggets coated in cheese powder, Mexicana has decided to go all out and add strawberry, banana, and melon to the available flavors for their fried chicken. However, according to online reaction, the result is not great. [Mas…]

octopusTired of asada? Pollo getting old? Frijoles run outta gas? These Taco Tuesday Tokyo Treats may be the change of pace you’ve been looking for. On the other hand, maybe you’ll count your blessings.

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Also known as Tacos de Canasta (tacos in a basket) and Sweaty Tacos (tacos sudados) these Mexico City soft tacos are cheap, delicious and easy to scarf down during a short lunch break. Just look for the taquero with a bicycle — and a basket!

mexicanchilesHere’s some fantastically hot news: The more chiles you eat, the longer you’ll live!

The New York Times explains:

Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found.

Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, and researchers followed them for an average of more than seven years, recording 20,224 deaths. The study is in BMJ.

After controlling for family medical history, age, education, diabetes, smoking and many other variables, the researchers found that compared with eating hot food, mainly chili peppers, less than once a week, having it once or twice a week resulted in a 10 percent reduced overall risk for death. Consuming spicy food six to seven times a week reduced the risk by 14 percent. [Mas…]

Tough Taco says ‘Don’t hate the player, hate the game’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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A Bay Area taco makes the most of his mellow until a magical Crown of Bling gives him a more energetic lifestyle – for a while. But you Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game.

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In Honolulu, TacoCat pops-up awesome Korean tacos (video)

by Barney Asada July 28, 2015 Cultura
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Welcome to TacoCat, a crowd-funded Korean street pop-up in Honolulu, where everyone enjoys “food, flavor, fun and meow!” On the Twitter, they’re @TacoCatHI.

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Visiting Belgrade, Serbia? Mexico is so close! In Burrito! (photos)

by Barney Asada July 27, 2015 Cultura
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Pictures speak a thousand (very orange) palabras, and when it comes to words, we can’t do any better than the self-penned description of Burrito, a Mexican restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, right by the Nikolai Tesla Museum (see map below):

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Cook a hamburguesa or go get one with Salma Hayek? (videos)

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 24, 2015 Cultura
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What will it be? A home-made “Mexican hamburger” or a ride to Burger Boy in Salma Hayek’s convertible for hamburguesas? We embed, you decide. Cook a burger:

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The molcajete: Mexico’s stone-age cooking tech still rules (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 10, 2015 Cultura
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The continued popularity of the molcajete (mortar) and companion tejolote (pestle) is a living example of the principle “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Native American tacos at Phoenix’ Fry Bread House (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 1, 2015 Cultura
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The Zagat foodie channel checks out the famous Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Arizona, to find out what the huh fry bread is. And “Indian Tacos”? What the heck? Thankfully, Sandra Martin explains how Native Americans turned Uncle Sam’s lemons into lemonade. And tacos.

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Tuesday: English vato eats tacos al pastor in Mexico City (video)

by Barney Asada June 30, 2015 Cultura
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The host of YouTube’s popular True Mexico channel — he’s apparently a Brit (no name) living in Mexico City — goes out for tacos al pastor. The 1960s origin of the vertical rotary grill is a contentious Mediterranean issue with Turkey (doner kabobs), Greece (gyros) and Lebanon (shwarma) all claiming firsties. We don’t care. Nom […]

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From Australia: How to reheat mass quantities of tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 26, 2015 Cultura
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Mexi-Australians Gerardo y Maria of La Tortilleria in Melbourne, OZ, demonstrated how to reheat their tortillas when you have a buttload of their tortillas to reheat. No kangaroos or wallabees were harmed in the making of this video. PREVIOUSLY ON AUSTRALIAN MEXICAN:

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Oaxaca woman finds face of Jesus on homemade tortilla (video)

by Barney Asada June 25, 2015 El Now
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“A woman in southern Mexico decided to use a tortilla she had just made for spiritual, rather than physical, food after seeing the face of Jesus Christ looking back at her,” reports the Daily Mail: Enedina Mendoza and her family make tortillas in the small Oaxacan town of Tlalixtac de Cabrera, and the baker that […]

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Hey Vato! It’s time for ‘Taco Talk’ with the Taco Lady (video)

by Barney Asada June 24, 2015 Cultura
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When a Hey Vato! fan asks the Taco Lady how to make hard shell tacos like the ones in the box at the store, she has an answer, but probably not the one the viewer wanted.

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L.A. woman eats 53 habanero chiles in 20 minutes (video)

by Barney Asada June 23, 2015 Cultura
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@nbcla Thank You #habaneroeatingcontest coverage #prlife #culinary #chichenitza restaurant #dtla A video posted by Mariluz (@mariluz2012) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:33am PDT Teresa de Jesus Sandoval was named the champion at the Father’s Day habanero chile eating contest at Chichenitza in Downtown L.A. after scarfing down 53 of the the scorching peppers in 20 […]

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Quetzal tells a tale of urban survival in ‘The Coyote Hustle’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 18, 2015 Cultura
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East Los band Quetzal dedicates this video to the street vendors of L.A., the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. To learn more about the efforts to help hard-working families like the ones in this video, check out the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign on Facebook. Quetzal is the collaborative project of […]

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Watch: Competitive eater Nela Zisser eats 5-pound burrito in 5 minutes

by Barney Asada June 15, 2015 Cultura
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Nela Zisser, competitive eater, model, and Miss Earth New Zealand 2013, turns her deep throat up to 11 as she finishes a five-pound burrito in five minutes, topping MEGATOADS’ two-pound burritozilla record.

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Pet or piñata? What’s to become of ‘Hola Llamigo?’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 9, 2015 Cartoons
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When you’re the son of a ranchero, you are supposed to accept that livestock are not pets, and someday they’ll end up as a human’s dinner … or worse.

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Monsanto is murdering the native maiz of Mexico (video trailer)

by Barney Asada June 8, 2015 Cultura
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The millenia-old native species of Mexican maiz are being forced from the Earth by GMO seeds foisted on growers by international food cartels like Monsanto. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Sunu takes a look at the problem.

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