Digging Into Mexican Food With Chef Margarita Carrillo (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode of Latino USA, Mexican chef and cookbook author Margarita Carrillo Arronte talks with host Maria Hinojosa about the rich history of her home country’s cuisine, debunking misconceptions about it, and spending a lifetime cooking, eating, and loving Mexican food. 

  • Feb 21, 2023
  • 12:12 PM

Route to Super Bowl Dangerous for Mexico’s Avocado Haulers

Avocados sell for as much as $2.50 apiece in the United States, so a single crate holding 40 is worth $100, while an average truckload is worth as much as $80,000 to $100,000. Mexico supplies about 92 percent of U.S. avocado imports, sending north over $3 billion worth of the fruit every year.

  • Feb 6, 2023
  • 11:04 AM

Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?

A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

Nacho’s Special (A Latino USA Podcast)

Nachos: They’re one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. But their immense popularity over the years has overshadowed the true history of the dish. On this episode of Latino USA, we tell the story of the man who unintentionally created a phenomenon.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 10:14 AM

Mexico’s Avocados Face Fallout From Violence, Deforestation

As producers continue to suffer extortion from organized crime, and loggers continue to chop down pine forests to clear land for avocado orchards, another threat looms: campaigns for greener competition and perhaps even a boycott.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 5:39 PM

Being a Good Mexican in Chicago This Christmas (OPINION)

Most Mexicans in Chicago get their masa from El Milagro. But now that workers at the company are in a dispute with management, this December presents a moral dilemma concerning the tradition of making tamales for Christmas.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 3:19 PM

The Humans Who Feed Us

Latino Rebels Radio: November 18, 2021

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 5:10 PM

Mezcal: From Farms To Bars (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA takes us on a journey to understand —and appreciate— mezcal’s production process and how to become a better consumer.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

Paleo Your Mind (Henry Cadena)

Hector Luis Alamo chats with guest Henry Cadena, a brand strategist and cultural researcher based in Houston, Texas

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 2:45 PM

Portrait Of: Danny Trejo (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with Trejo to discuss his trajectory and how he’s making the most out of life these days.

  • Oct 20, 2020
  • 1:12 PM

In Defense of the Taco-Eaters

Refusing to eat tacos is un-American.

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 6:15 PM

Farmworkers Are Risking Their Lives to Put Food on Your Table: What Are You Doing to Thank Them?

In the last weeks, cases in Homestead have risen to an all-time high. Homestead is an agricultural town —just 30 miles south of Miami— that is home to a growing number of indigenous people and immigrants from Guatemala, Mexico and Haiti many of whom work in the fields and local plant nurseries. The produce they grow is essential to the nation’s food supply.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • 4:46 PM

New Jersey Announces $20 Million in Additional Funding to Combat Food Insecurity

PASSAIC, NJ — Before the pandemic hit New Jersey, José Díaz used to wake up every day at 4:00 a.m. to make breakfast, and fix some lunch before heading to the local Home Depot in the city of Passaic to work. That changed when the coronavirus pandemic swept the state, and he became one of dozens standing in line at The Salvation Army Community Center in downtown Passaic to get a plate of food, and a bag of groceries that can last him for a couple of days. 

  • Jul 16, 2020
  • 4:38 PM

Food in the Time of Corona: This Detroiter Is Feeding a Decolonized Diet Movement One Vegan Taco at a Time

Tostada Magazine caught up with Rocky Coronado to find out how they’re using this time of uncertainty to maintain focus on what’s important to their community.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 5:41 PM

De tal madre, tal hija: A Mother’s Day Short Film

The film explores the supportive relationship between mother (Adriana López) and daughter (Fabiola López).

  • May 10, 2020
  • 9:20 PM

In Paraguay, Rural Communities Facing Deforestation See Power and Profit in a Beloved Drink

Yerba mate is a wildly popular leaf that is dried, steeped like tea and drunk hot or cold across Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 4:20 PM

Meet Chef Roberto Pérez: Revitalizing Chicago’s Puerto Rican Food Scene

Urban Pilón is a culinary business that offers catering, private dinners, and cooking classes.

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 11:06 AM

Booting the Braids: Farmworkers Lead the Way Across Campuses to Boycott Wendy’s

Since 2013, the nationally renowned Coalition for Immokalee Workers and its partnering Student/Farmworker Alliance has led a fervent campaign to get Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 2:13 PM

El Rey de las Arepas: How This Detroit Restaurant Feeds Major League Baseball Players

The small restaurant came onto the scene four years ago on the city’s southwest side, giving Detroiters their first taste of Venezuelan food.

  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 9:16 AM

The Quest to Make the Venezuelan Arepa a US Food Staple Has Begun

Earlier this week, a food truck from Harina PAN handed out free arepas outside of Nationals Park in DC.

  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 10:04 AM

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