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Tacos de Carne Asada August 23, 2016

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Beef/Lamb Dishes, Classic Mexican Dishes.
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One afternoon, I was walking through the park in my local community and I  saw a group of Latinos enjoying themselves around their grill.  I shouted across the way, “How about a double cheeseburger?”.  They shook their heads and wagged fingers in the air to indicate that there were no cheeseburgers involved.  However, they motioned me to come over.  I lived in Chile for three years and love to speak Spanish, so I joined them.


Salpicon – What You Need For Authentic Tacos May 1, 2013

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In the U.S. we have decided to adopt and tweak Mexican cuisine.  Tacos is the perfect example.  This has to be the go-to dish for many busy parents – ground beef, a seasoning packet, some tortillas y voilá.  If we have time, we put out little bowls of chopped tomato, cheese, sour cream and lettuce.  Maybe we even buy a little container of guacamole.  However, we should be clear about one thing – you will never find this concoction in Mexico.  This is a purely Gringo deal.

If you want truly authentic and classic tacos, you need to try salpicon.  (more…)

Pepitas – Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – A Mexican Tradition March 17, 2013

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Women are so easily impressed that it sometimes scares me.  I served some warm,  toasted pepitas with cocktails last week and a very good-looking woman came up and whispered in my ear, saying “How did you make these – they are absolutely incredible”.  It was almost like she had an epiphany or something.  Pepitas are so easy to make that it is almost silly – I wonder what she would have said if I’d made something difficult. (more…)


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