Category Archives: Food

Someone has Made an Avocado Rendering of the Botched Ecce Homo Restoration

In addition to reproducing Cecilia Jimenez ruined artistic recreation of a 19 century fresco of Jesus, this prolific avocado artist has also some interesting renderings of Monalisa, The Joker and Gokú, among others. From now on, I’ll be referring to this thing as AguacARTE. … Continue reading

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The National Pork Board Wants Hispanics to be Inspired by Pork

The national organization known as the National Pork Board this week launched a Spanish-language version of its popular Pork Be Inspired website, inexplicably called Pork te inspira. And I say “inexplicably,” because as any bilingual person will tell you, cerdo or puerco would be … Continue reading

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Taco Bell’s $10 Taco Does Not Come in a Tortilla -Of course

Taco Bell this week opened its first store of U.S. Taco Co., a spin-off that “seeks to satisfy Americans’ growing hunger for higher-quality food” than, say, everything else available out here. And of course because this is America, people, U.S. Taco Co’s menu includes … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer Courts Latinos With -What Else?- an Abuela

From Oscar Mayer, the company that brought us the disgusting sausage flasher, now comes Lola: The Abuela Who Tells it Like it is, a Facebook fan page featuring a bilingual, annoying abuela that has managed to amass almost 18,000 likes. When she is … Continue reading

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Inexplicably, Lenny’s Has a Salad Called ‘Rio Bravo’

It contains field greens, crispy chicken, smoked bacon, red onion, cheddar cheese, grilled peppers & tomato. Oh. Wait. It comes with a free Lenny’s Spring Water, which might explain (maybe) the reference to the watery, natural U.S.-Mexico border. Who knows.

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What Would you Call a Mexican BBQ?… This. Apparently

I have found yet another example of “Mexican” food nonsense. Photo: Laura Martínez

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Italians Cater to Hungover Mexicans

Mexicans craving for a non-alcoholic drink after a night of excesses in Italy need not look further from a “Cruda!” vending machine at their local Italian eatery.

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