Jamaica, or Hibiscus calyces for tea. Photograph: Reed Spirito
Last night, I went to see Diana Kennedy, self described "ethnogastronome" and author of many seminal volumes on Mexican cooking, speak at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin. Part of a series on Mexican Foodways celebrating the Mexican Bicentennial, the talk [...]
Photograph by machoroboraza.
I've always been vaguely aware of the Christmas tamale tradition, but it wasn't until I moved to Texas three years ago that I realized what a huge deal tamales are around the holidays. Stores stock mountains of corn husks and pallets of pre-made masa, the corn-based dough that forms the bulk of the [...]
This disturbing commercial for Mexican Doritos out of Australia parodies American Beauty, swapping out rose petals for Doritos and Mena Suvari for a fat, bearded Mexican man. Burger King in Spain recently got into a mess of trouble for their Texican Whopper commercial featuring a tiny Mexican luchador — is this a new trend/strategy [...]
Burger King's commercial in Spain for the Texican Whopper, featuring a tall American cowboy and a tiny Mexican luchador, "El Cachito," wearing a cape with the colors of the Mexican flag has set off an international incident. The AP reports: "Mexico's ambassador to Spain said Monday he has written a letter to Burger King's offices [...]