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Wow. There is this seasoning, Cappy, and you too, Kirsten and Brooke – there is this TAJIN seasoning for your fruit AND veggies! Spicy! Salty! Lime! Totes, like, amazeballs! It adds a ZING! to everything! I wonder where they get these ideas?

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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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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 minutes.

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La Quirky Nancy discovers mangoes in East LA and lives to tell about it. #laQuirky #Columbusing

La Quirky Nancy discovers mangos in East LA and lives to tell about it. #laQuirky #Columbusing

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Quirky food video blogger katie q discovered this totally delicious new healthy food treat LOL OMG. Latino-style people eat this all the time, I’m so sure! It’s a fruit they call a “mango” and they squeeze lime juice on it and add hot sauce, just like you put mousse on your hair when you go out clubbing. Srsly, is this quirky or what? [Mas…]

fartThey taste sort of like Mexican Twinkies, or Cool Ranch Doritos, or chips … until they don’t. [Mas…]


Can intrepid POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano and OC Weekly colleague Nick Schou make it through the Nuke Burger, said to be the hottest/spiciest hamburger in Orange County?

How spicy is it? The OC Weekly’s Charles Lam reports:

The Nuke Burger [at Bombburger in Huntington Beach] is quite possibly the spiciest burger in Orange County at the moment, featuring a who’s who’s list of hottest peppers in the world (Scorpion and Reaper for you pepper heads, as well as Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese).


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.

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Nom Nom Video: How do they make Sriracha hot sauce? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2015 Cultura
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Huy Fong Sriracha is the official POCHO salsa picante — we love you too Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina but so sorry — and this is how it’s made. PREVIOUSLY ON SRIRACHA:

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Thousands flee as Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupts violently (video)

by Lucida Grandé March 4, 2015 Doomsday Countdown
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Lava, ash and molten rock spewed thousands of feet into the air in a series of massive explosions at the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile Tuesday.

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Out of F-bombs, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl puts ‘Chile Olé’ in a song

by Soy Capitan January 21, 2015 Cultura
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At a concert in Chile last week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters ran out of F-bombs to drop on stage, so he turned the adoring crowd’s Chile Olé chant into a new song. [NSFW F-bombs.] H/t Remezcla. PRO TIP FOR ROCK AND ROLL CONCERT PROMOTERS WHO WANT TO BOOK THE FOO FIGHTERS: THE BAND IS VERY […]

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Local Mexican cafe preps special Red Bull® Menudo for New Year’s Day

by EresNerd December 31, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting HOUSTON) Lalo’s Cocina Bar & Grill here will be serving special New Year’s Day breakfasts to early risers going to Mass and partiers winding down from New Year’s Eve, but that’s not the whole estory.

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This is how you do it: Los Angeles Taco Company makes tacos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 8, 2014 Cultura
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Food porn meets taco porn as the Los Angeles Taco Company (available for bookings now!) shows how they do it in Session. Cumbia available for an additional fee; ask your server.

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Chile bus driver beats purse snatcher with a bat (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2014 El Now
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It was a bad day to be a purse snatcher on this bus in Chile. Three cheers for batman!

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: The Mexican flag three-color salsa for El Grito

by TIA LENCHA September 16, 2014 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Mexican Independence! Is Tia Lencha here. Today we make a salsa that is the colors of the Mexican bandera (flag for you pochos). Tia Lencha is all dress in her green, white, and red to celebrate El Grito, but all of her pocho and gringo friends is a little confuse. They […]

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Roast chicken Mexi-lollipop taste test: Pollito Asado (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2014 Cultura
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It’s a chicken. A little chicken, to be precise. And it’s roasted. And a lollipop. Let’s sum that up: It’s a roasted, little chicken-looking mango- and chile-flavored Mexican lollipop. Liz Swafford, Lead Candy Curator of Mexican Candy Box, who is not a big spicy fan, taste tests the Pollito Asado.

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Chile officials: UFO/OVNI pics show real UFO/OVNI (photos)

by ROD ESTERLING July 11, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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Officials at the Chilean government agency in charge of investigating anomalous aerial phenomena have confirmed that photos taken last year at a copper mine in the remote north Andes are definitely photos of an anomalous aerial phenomenon, or Objecto Volante Non Identificado. The photos show a disc-shaped unidentified flying object with an internal glow, according […]

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TSA at LAX stops POCHO editor for ‘red powder’ in purse (photos)

by Comic Saenz June 16, 2014 El Now
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Transportation Security Adminstration officers at Los Angeles International Airport stopped and questioned POCHO Music Editor La Chata Monday afternoon, allegedly because of a suspicious substance in her handbag (photo.) Her Facebook status explains:

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What is it? Multicolored UFO/OVNI buzzes beach in Chile (video)

by ROD ESTERLING June 16, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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A colorful OVNI/UFO buzzed the beachfront promenade in the northern Chilean city of La Serena and was recorded by a group of young people late last month. OpenMindsTV reports: The video was recorded at the La Serena beachfront promenade La Avenida del Mar, a location popular with tourists. As Chilean news site El Observatodo describes, […]

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Student loan in Chile? We’ve got some good news! (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA May 29, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Mom, where do chiles come from?’ ‘From Oaxaca, mija!’

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 24, 2014 Cultura
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Chile peppers were first domesticated in the area now known as Oaxaca, in eastern Mexico, about 8000 years ago, according to scientists. Popular Archeology explains: Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist […]

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Up close and personal with Chilean Rose, full-body stripper (video)

by Verdana Bold March 21, 2014 Cultura
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So Chilean Rose, what’s up? That’s a good tarantula. Calm down now. What? Is something wrong? You seem nervous. Take it off.  Take it ALL off!

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Super Bowl Sunday is guacamole’s biggest day (videos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 31, 2014 Cultura
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Americans will eat 100 million pounds of avocados on Super Bowl Sunday (that’s 100,000,000), mostly as guacamole: Southern California Public Radio reports: Avocado growers in Mexico have figured out that Americans need a lot of avocados about now, and they’re always ready to meet the demand. “They step up their volume for those weeks leading […]

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Area man scores 12 cases of Sriracha, hopes to Get Rich Quick (videos)

by REYNALDO TRUMP December 13, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CULVER CITY, CA) Westside entrepreneur Pico E. Sepulveda tries not to count his pollos before they hatch, but he will admit to being stoked about the profit potential of the 12 cases of Huy Fung Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce he purchased at Smart & Final Iris here Thursday morning. “Now that the […]

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