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(EN) Tacos al pastor and their origin

Tacos are the best known Mexican dish in the world, and surely the first thing people think of when Mexican food comes to mind. However, there is a type of taco that its method of preparation is different from all the others and may even look similar to other types of dishes such as kebabs, gyros and shawarmas. Do you know which one it is? I'm talking about the delicious taco al pastor. This type of taco although is found all over the country is more emblematic of Mexico City, yet today we will discover that it is neither so chilango (originally from Mexico City) nor completely Mexican.  This kind of taco originated in the 1920's when Lebanese and Syrian...

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(ESP) Los tacos al pastor y su origen

  Los tacos son el platillo mexicano más conocido en el mundo, y seguramente lo primero que la gente piensa cuando se viene a la mente la comida mexicana. Sin embargo, hay un tipo de taco que su forma de preparación es diferente a la de todos los demás, este taco puede ser parecido incluso a otro tipo de comida como los Kebabs, gyros y shawarmas. ¿Sabes cual es? Estamos hablando del delicioso taco al pastor, este tipo de taco que aunque se encuentra en todo el país es más emblemático de la Ciudad de México y sin embargo hoy descubriremos que ni es tan chilango (originario de Ciudad de México) ni tampoco completamente mexicano.  Este tipo de tacos se originó...

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(EN) The soul of tacos

Salsas in Mexican food and especially in tacos are considered the essence of the dish, because if you have a really tasty salsa it can enhance and complement the flavors of the food and give you the perfect dish. Someone even described it with this great quote: "...the sauce is so effective that it elevates the quality of the good, corrects the insignificance of the mediocre and hides the ordinariness of the bad...". Even though sauces are the backbone of Mexican cuisine, in them we can find spices from all over the world such as garlic, cilantro, onion, pepper, etc. However, there are two ingredients that cannot be missing in the preparation of a salsa, which are very Mexican. Of...

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(ESP) El alma de los tacos

La salsa en la comida mexicana y sobretodo en los tacos es considerada como el alma, esto por que si tienes una salsa realmente sabrosa puede elevar y complementar los sabores del guisado y darte el platillo perfecto. Incluso alguien lo describió con esta sabia frase: “...la salsa es tan eficaz que eleva la categoría de lo bueno, corrige la insignificancia de lo mediocre y oculta la ordinariez de lo malo...” A pesar de que las salsas son la columna vertebral de la cocina mexicana, en ellas podemos encontrar especias de todo el mundo como son el ajo, cilantro, cebolla, pimienta, etc. Sin embargo hay 2 ingredientes que no pueden faltar en la elaboración de una salsa, los cuales sí...

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(EN) Slimy but tasty

Mexican cuisine has the characteristic of being packed with not so common flavors and textures. This is usually because of the mix of ingredients used, which go from sweet like chocolate, to the sourness of limes or even the spiciness that you can feel on your lips like the one from habanero chili. We do however sometimes have some ingredients that can make more than one feel surprised or even a little disgusted. Timon and Pumba would describe them as slimy but tasty and although they are not slimy, they sure are tasty.  I mean if you visit Mexico one day, you might suddenly be surprised that we eat a variety of INSECTS! It's not uncommon to see that the...

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