Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish that I was previously unfamiliar with until this January. As I sat with my friends Beatriz Zapata and her sister Rosa over dinner at a Thai food place in Jackson Heights (the Spicy Shallot, I highly recommend) I told them about this class. They looked over my syllabus and I …

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An ode to conchas and hot chocolate

The one where Pricilla discovers something everyone else already knew... Ok so confession time...I've never *to my knowledge* had conchas or any pastry dipped in hot chocolate before. Mind you I don't always have the best memory so I MIGHT have had a pastry dipped in hot coco before...I just don't remember it. And let …

Jugos Naturales

Jugos Naturales or Natural Juices are what most people associate someone on a cleanse drinking. Maybe, stereotypically so, it isn't exactly something you'd associate with Latinos. Our food, specifically Mexican food, has been imagined as this very heavy and fattening food. I'm sure you're surprised to see a Mexican restaurant is selling healthy drinks. Is …

Taqueria Coatzingo

Shameless promotion? Perhaps. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY! This one's for you, Beatriz! Welcome to Taqueria Coatzingo! It's right off the 74th street-Roosevelt Avenue Train station. You guys may know it as just the Roosevelt Avenue stop if you've ever ridden the E or F train from school. I invite you to get off at Roosevelt and …