I know, I know: where the hell does a born-and-bred Mexican from California get off telling the rest of the world about the glories of Tex-Mex cuisine? But hear me out, world: I am Tex-Mex's most arduous non-Texan defender. I've crisscrossed most of the state doing research for my Taco USA: How Mexi ... More >>
I'm a monthly contributor to the public radio show Marketplace, and last week they got a couple of us regulars to share our favorite business books of 2010. While the other folks plugged great-yet-more-conventional business books, I went with what we care about here: food. Specifically, The Tex-M ... More >>
Because I just finished interviewing Robb Walsh, the dean of Texas food writers and a guy who attended the same Anaheim elementary school I did, here is a plug to his magnificent blog, Texas Eats (and buy all his books for Christmas, to boot). And because far too many people will eat turkey mañana ... More >>
A couple of weekends ago, I went Austin way to help judge the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, one of the largest in the country. I went at the invitation of Robb Walsh, the dean of Texas food journalists and one of America's great advocates and historians of Tex-Mex cuisine (ask him wh ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Where to get Mexican food in NY and how Mexis take their coffee
In "Oyster Lovers Unite!" Robb Walsh discusses oysters. Yes, oysters. And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at why the normally stoic DA Rackauckas put his head down and sobbed uncontrollably (Hint: he didn't) in "Moxley Confidential." Plus... The Weekly's standing columns, ¡Ask a Mexican!, He ... More >>
One of the pleasures of belonging to Village Voice Media is that the company hosts the best roster of food critics in the country--but you don't have to believe my boosterism? Who's the only food critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize? Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly. Who's going to be releasing a memoir of ... More >>
"The quickest road to assimilation is a six-figure salary and a blonde from Wellesley."