Monthly Archives: October 2014

See? Not All ‘Hispanic Food’ Was Created Equal

I haven’t got the first clue of what a ‘Yaroa Santiaguera’ is, which irrefutably proves there isn’t such thing as Latino — or Hispanic– Food. Otherwise, all 50-plus millions of us the U.S. Census insists on piling together would know … Continue reading

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Americans Want to Trick you into Drinking ‘Nopal Water’

The US$5.99 ‘Cactus water’ promises to be 100 percent natural and gluten free. But let me clue you in on a little secret: We don’t really drink “Nopal water,” and even if we did, we wouldn’t pack it inside Tetra Pak and then claim … Continue reading

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Google’s Latino-Specific Web Domain has Mexicans Talking

Google this month launched a new Web domain – .soy – that is “intended to create a place online for the Hispanic community,” because apparently, we have nothing to do with the whole .com community (or, as I like to call it, the regular Internet.) … Continue reading

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What Else Were you Going to call a Mexican Restaurant?

Call me crazy, but I think calling your Mexican restaurant Illegal Pete’s might not be a super terrific idea. Still, founder Pete Turner seems unaffected by the “fury” of about 50 people demanding a name change. I’m sure it must be difficult to embark … Continue reading

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Finding a Job in Hispanic New York Is a Real Challenge

God, please grant my people the wisdom to properly navigate/figure out job postings in my beloved New York City Photo: Laura Martínez

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Some Dude Claims to be an Expert in ‘Double-Decker Tacos’

You might not know who Tyler Kord is, but according to The Cooking Channel, Tyler Kord is the go-to dude for making double-decker-tacos, an abnormal concoction, which I’m sure is very popular in Tyler Kord’s kitchen and among Tyler Kord’s friends and readers of Tyler Kord’s … Continue reading

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Sir Richard Branson Will not be Making you Tacos [Thank God]

So much for the VTG (Virgin Taco Gate). Virgin, Virgin Mobile and Sir Richard Branson himself vehemently — and hilariously– have denied any involvement with the upcoming taco chain known as Virgin Tacos. Virgin Mobile Mexico’s press release was actually funny … Continue reading

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Herman Cain’s Diatribe Against Mustachioed Aliens is Brought to you by a Taco -and Genesis

I’m seriously very busy this morning to say much about this right now, but feel free to comment, share, laugh, etc. Additional h/t: to tweeps Frank Koughan & Julio Varela for sending this:

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‘Whites, Still Calling the Shots; then it’s all yours, Mexicans!’

I totally missed this skit when it first aired on Saturday Night Live, but it’s funny as hell and deserves a spot on this venerable blog. Watch, enjoy and –please– don’t take yourselves so seriously.

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Beware the Salmon Cannon; it Could Inspire a MexiCannon

Behold the Salmon Cannon, a contraption that shoots salmon upstream, as this has become increasingly difficult because we humans just cannot leave fish and nature alone. In a nutshell, the Salmon Cannon uses pressure to suck up a fish, send it through a tube … Continue reading

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It’s Retro Thursday: Meet Salma Hayek in Her Very Beginnings

Salma Hayek de Pinault was not always rich, fabulous and sophisticated. She used to make TV commercials in her native Mexico, like this one (my personal favorite) for the sadly extinct Burger Boy chain. Enjoy! Translation: “I am Little Red … Continue reading

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Texas State University to Offer a Mariachi Postdoc… ¡Ajúa!

Tired of having your parents scolding you for not going to college? Law and Medicine are not your thing? Worry no more! Now you can earn a ‘mariachi postdoc,’ thanks to an upcoming summer program at the State University of Texas in … Continue reading

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‘People en Español’ Picks 25 Most Powerful Latinas. Shockingly, I’m NOT One of Them

After years of not including this blogger in its list of the world’s most beautiful Latinos, People en Español has now unveiled its 25 U.S. most powerful Latinas list, which –unshockingly– includes a bunch of cute Latinas, clad in red, none of which are me. … Continue reading

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Coffee Mate Preps Telenovela, Because Why the Hell Not?

Not content with bringing my people (the Hispanics) a line of Latin-inspired creamers, Nestle’s Coffee Mate tonight is premiering a telenovela: Crema con aroma de café, presumably because only a good, steamy drama will compel us to put chemically-processed stuff into our café sin leche. Coffee Mate’s … Continue reading

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Quick! Someone Tell Fresh&Co this is NOT what Poblano Food Looks Like

If you happen to walk around New York City these days, you’ll likely find huge signs advertising the latest “vegan” creation from Fresh&Co.: The Puebla Vegan Grilled Cheese, a “black bean & corn salad, smashed avocado, vegan cheese sandwich on sourdough bread.” … Continue reading

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