Category Archives: Food

This London Chef Wants you to Put Pineapple Ketchup on Cornflake-crumbed Tacos

The lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on Thomasina Miers’ children. That is why the co-founder of Wahaca, London’s weirdly-named Mexican eatery, has concocted a recipe for tacos that are… well… sure to please Londoners. We’re talking … Continue reading

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Sushiro Introduces ‘Sushi Tacos,’ and they Look as Awful as they Sound

Japanese conveyor-belt sushi chain Sushiro is apparently so fond of Mexican food that is launching its own “Sushi tacos,” a so-called “fusion food” that combines, well, sushi with what they think is a taco. According to local media, Sushiro’s sushi … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo in the Time of Coronavirus Is Just as Dumb as Regular Cinco de Mayo

No access to the outside world? No problemo! District Taco, a so-called taquería based in I-don’t-know-where-but-not-Mexico wants you to know that you can “take back your right to fiesta” by ordering the coronavirus-special sheltering in place combo: Delicioso steak fajitas, … Continue reading

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If 2020 Was a Kitchen Gadget, it Would Be this ‘Taco Toaster’

Move over $30-dollar Taco Toaster, here comes a less expensive, even more outrageous contraption to make what Americans think is a taco. I give you the … $22-dollar Made in California Taco Toaster, a plastic/metal mold thingy to hold your … Continue reading

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A ‘Latin-Style Fiesta Pet-Parade’ Is Just What 2020 Was Missing

What would you do to raise funds to help cute little furry friends in these times of crisis? Well, how about hosting a “Latin-style” pet parade and livestream it to the millions of suckers stuck at home trying to avoid … Continue reading

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We Must Stop Cauliflower Tortillas Before it’s Too Late

As if I didn’t have enough bad news these days, someone just mentioned Cauliflower, a Los Angeles-based company determined to “reinvent our favorite foods” with healthier options, including cauliflower rice, cauliflower chips and cauliflower pizza dough. While I couldn’t care … Continue reading

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The Brits Want you to Think this ‘Thing’ Is Mexican Food

England, the country that gave us the Hey Ho to Mexico tortillas and El Mexicana is back at it again with a typically Mexican dish: paella –or as George Costanza would call it, pie-yay-yah. Go home, Joe Gledhill, you’re drunk. … Continue reading

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Inspired by Mexico, a Chicago Bakery Is Now Making its Own Conchavirus

Well, that didn’t take long. Barely a couple of days after this VERY INFLUENTIAL BLOG first reported on the Iztapalapa conchavirus, a small bakery in Chicago is now making their own version. “We wanted to turn a negative into a … Continue reading

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Mexican Bakery Introduces the Conchavirus, because Mexico

Speaking of Mexico and the seriousness of COVID-19, a bakery in Iztapalapa, Mexico has come up with a coronavirus-like sweet bread, which they’re calling –what else?– the conchavirus. According to a very reliable source (i.e. a commenter on my Instagram … Continue reading

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Tortillas, Toilet Paper and the Importance of the Simple Things

I spent a good part of Tuesday, March 17 looking for toilet paper in my neighborhood –to no avail. Somehow, the coronavirus crisis has turned people in some sort of toilet paper-hoarding zombies, emptying the shelves at supermarkets, bodegas and … Continue reading

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Bagel Shop Launches ‘Bagelrito,’ Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Starting Thursday, Feb. 27 and until the deadly coronavirus takes us all (hopefully soon) Einstein Bros. Bagels will start selling the Bagelrito, a “big, bold, and easy to hold” bagel/burrito mash-up that looks as disgusting as it sounds. The company … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Goes to El Gordo, Orders Tacos ‘Sin Cebolla.’ All Hell Breaks Loose

It is not a secret that, while campaigning and seeking the Latino vote in Las Vegas, you gotta pay a visit to the folks of Tacos El Gordo. And on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 it was the turn of Senator … Continue reading

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tours a Bodega, Eats Burritos and Drinks Jarritos de Piñac

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a way to respond to haters. As part of the premiere episode of Showtime’s Desus & Mero, the New York City native decided to show her critics that she’s not only a kick-ass politician but knows her … Continue reading

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This is the Only Dip you Need for your Super Bowl Party

Guacamole, which according to “avocado experts” at Wholly Guacamole was “invented by the Aztecs for its nutritional benefits for the wealthy,” can now be used to prepare a deliciously patriotic Mexican flag tricolor dip, a culinary work of art you … Continue reading

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Taco Mahal Is Coming to New York City, and I’m not Ready for Gandhi-Zapata

Sources closer to Hell’s Kitchen than me (at least right now) tell me there’s a new, hipster-conceived Mexican-Indian restaurant coming my way. Called –what else?– Taco Mahal, this fusion eatery promises a “new concept in the realm of delicious tacos” … Continue reading

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