Carne Asada Tortas and the Mexican Revolution

Mexican Entree CARNE ASADA TORTAS INGREDIENTS – MARINADE ¼ cup fresh cilantro 3 garlic cloves 1½ pounds flank or skirt steak ½ teaspoon pepper ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup olive oil (2 tablespoons more […]

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Carnitas and the Mexican Revolution

Mexican Entree CARNITAS INGREDIENTS 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder or loin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 large onion ½ cup fresh cilantro […]

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Shrimp in Garlic Butter


Mexican Entree SHRIMP IN GARLIC BUTTER INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 6 tablespoons butter ¼ cup lime juice 1½ pounds jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined 4 small flour tortillas 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (optional) Serves 4. Takes […]

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The Fart Primer


Our schools teach us how to solve quadratic equations. Our schools teach us how to compose essays on 19th-century English literature. They do not teach real-life survival skills. Specifically, they do not point out what […]

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Crispy Fish Taco and the Ruthless Louisiana Crawfish


Mexican Entree CRISPY FISH TACO INGREDIENTS ⅓ cup mayonnaise 1½ cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage 2 tablespoons oil (2 additional tablespoons later) 8 corn tortillas 2 tablespoons butter 2 garlic cloves 1 pound cod, […]

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Paul De Lancey Dares Donald Trump to Debate


Mr. Donald Trump, I am challenging you to a debate. Your path to the White House is through me and the Bacon & Chocolate Party. Since this vibrant expression of democracy is my idea, the […]

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Pickled Coleslaw and Cabbage Origami

El Salvadoran Appetizer CURTIDO (pickled coleslaw) INGREDIENTS ½ head cabbage 1 carrot 2 scallions or small onion ½ cup water ¾ teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ tablespoon Mexican oregano or oregano ½ cup white vinegar […]

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Migas and Other Poorly Named Cuisine

Mexican Breakfast MIGAS INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 4 6″ corn tortillas 1 avocado ½ small onion 1 tomato ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 4 ounces chorizo 4-ounce can diced green chiles 1 cup crumbled […]

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Melon Salsa and Really Cool Mexican Festivals

Mexican Appetizer MELON SALSA INGREDIENTS 1 jalapeno pepper ½ medium honeydew melon 1 peach 1 red bell pepper ½ teaspoon cilantro 1½ tablespoons lime juice PREPARATION Remove seeds from jalapeno pepper. (Remember to wash hands […]

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