What are Street Tacos?

For many Americans, when one thinks of the word “tacos”, they think of the crunchy hard corn shells, and when they hear the word “soft taco” they think of large fluffy flour tortillas wrapped around a variation of beans, cheese, veggies, and meat. But the street taco defies such expectations. These are the smaller, more agile tacos that are adapted to life on the street and make up for their small size with greater flavor and numbers. [Read more…]

The Anatomy of the Perfect Margarita

Royally claiming the crown as one of the most popular drinks in the world, the Margarita is a classic worthy of praise. While its basic template of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice calls for simplicity, it is open to suggestion and has played the role as the foundation to many complex concoctions. [Read more…]

Avocado Margarita Recipe

Do you like avocados so much that you wish you could drink them? Do you like trying new recipes to make margaritas? [Read more…]

Not Your Ordinary Burrito Recipes

Most people are familiar with typical Mexican burritos. They usually contain some type of meat, beans, rice, and cheese among other popular toppings. But, have you ever wondered what else you can put into a burrito? The answer to that question is pretty much anything. The following are definitely not your ordinary burrito recipes, but they are just as (or maybe even more!) delicious. [Read more…]

The History of Tacos

The taco is a staple in Mexican food. It might be surprising to know that they haven’t been popular for that long of a time. There is not exact history of where and when they came about. However, historian, Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world researching Mexican food. He has a few ideas about the history of tacos, and you may be surprised to read his conclusions.

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How to Make Pico de Gallo

Nothing tantalizes the taste buds quite like freshly grown produce. The warm temperatures during July, August, and September make it the perfect climate for fruits and vegetables to grow. This time of year the produce is significantly more fresh, which makes cooking with it even better. If you’re looking for a simple, yet delicious treat to make with your garden-fresh food, then pico de gallo is the perfect dish.  [Read more…]

The Perfect Recipe for Mexican Sangria

Is there a better way to enjoy a warm summer day than having a glass of sangria? Probably not. [Read more…]

How to Make Churros

There is dispute over the history of where the churro originated. Some believe that it came from the Spanish shepherds because they had no access to bakeries, others believe that it was Portuguese sailors that brought them back after a trip to China. Despite this inconsistency in its history, this sweet and crunchy pastry spread to Latin American and North America and has become a traditional Mexican pastry for everyone to enjoy. [Read more…]

What are Pepitas?

When perusing the grocery store’s nut aisle, you may have come across a tasty looking product called “pepitas”. These green seeds look different than all of the other nuts on the shelf. [Read more…]

Mexican Food in America: How the U.S. Came to Love Mexican Cuisine

It’s difficult to visit an American fare restaurant without seeing nachos, tacos, or quesadillas on the menu these days. The United States is a melting pot of various cultures, and assimilating Mexican cuisine into our daily eating habits is no exception. In fact, salsa has become the number one condiment nationwide, surpassing ketchup and mayo, seemingly the most American of all of the condiments. And tortillas have now been outselling hot dog buns since 2010. [Read more…]