[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Univisión and Telemundo look so sharp?
It was 1934, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had just repealed prohibition at the close of 1933, and a year later, Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas would outlaw gambling and close Tijuana's world famous Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel. This was the state of things in Tijuana ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston to do a book signing for my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Afterward, I went with friends and fans to enjoy some awesome Tex-Mex at El Real Tex-Mex, and among those who attended were two colleagues/pals from our sister paper, the Houston P ... More >>
If you're a fan of Mexican food in this country, you're most likely a consumer one way or another of GRUMA, the world's largest tortilla maker. Their American brands, Mission and Guerrero, are the top-selling brand in the United States and a favorite of Mexican households, respectively. Their masa, ... More >>
Most older gabachos have a general idea that the Mexican food they grew up eating in Southern California was heavily influenced by Sonoran cooking: the flour tortillas and burritos and machaca and chile colorado and obsession with beef that distinguishes Cal-Mex from Tex-Mex (which owes most of its ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?
For years now, La Pizza Loca and Pizza Patrón have made a killing on customizing pizzas for the Mexican palate beyond a sprinkling of jalapeños--I'm talking about carne asada and chorizo as toppings, with Tapatío as a condiment. Nevertheless, pizza isn't that popular among Mexicans in Mexico-- ... More >>
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death