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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making and Selling a Taco, or Learning About Life in the Most Unexpected Places
Life lessons are everywhere.
Paleo Your Mind (Henry Cadena)
Hector Luis Alamo chats with guest Henry Cadena, a brand strategist and cultural researcher based in Houston, Texas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.