mexico lindo y quierido: celebrating the bicentennial of mexican independence

Americans commonly mistake Cinco de Mayo, the day that commemorates the Mexican Victory over the French in Puebla (1862), for Mexican Independence day (1810). Cinco de Mayo has become an American holiday synonymous with Mariachis, Margaritas, Corona beer and Americanized Mexican food like jalapeño studded nachos and cheese smothered burritos. However, real Mexican Independence Celebrations … Continue reading

Tamalada y Aguas Frescas with Working Class Foodies

Featured Post: September 30, 2010 In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Rebecca and Kit of Working Class Foodies joined us for a tamalada (tamale-making party). We enjoyed cooking up a few dozen traditional red chile pork tamales and my rendition of New Mexican inspired vegan tamales.  I hope you enjoy this video as much as … Continue reading

Char Siu Tacos: A Mexi-Asian Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn’t an obligatory Mexican holiday, it is, however, a good excuse to invite friends over for homemade aguas frescas and tacos. Lately I’ve been craving the taste of Los Angeles so I am making some Kogi Truck inspired, Mexican-Chinese fusion tacos and aguas frescas for my Cinco de Mayo meal. A few … Continue reading