Imagine it's Christmas Eve. You and your friend have made it your mission to catch that sneaky old St. Nick, once and for all. Even though you have repeatedly failed, you both continue to try in hopes of catching him in the act, and therefore, proving his existence. Well, people who actively seek out "authentic" … Continue reading The Search For Authenticity
I finally did it. After 21 years. I ate a meal from Taco Bell. I know it may not seem like a big deal, but every time I tell someone I've never eaten at a Taco Bell, I get the same reaction: "OMG YOU NEVER HAD TACO BELL?! WHAT THE HECK?!"; To which I would … Continue reading Taco Swell or Taco Hell? (Review)
I try to take advantage of the many amazing and traditional Mexican restaurants Staten Island has to offer. For this reason, I rarely seek out any Tex-mex or Cali-mex restaurants. However, while walking with some friends I stumbled upon a place called "Ho'brah". I assumed it was a Hawaiian restaurant, since the exterior was adorned … Continue reading Ho’brah Review
Repeat after me: “Tex-Mex is not Mexican food and that’s okay”. There are common misconceptions that the two are meant to be interchangeable and worse, that one is far superior than the other. Tex-Mex is often criticized as being the “lesser” American, interpretation of Mexican food when in reality it does not claim to be … Continue reading Tex-Mex Vs Mexican
Ahh the ole Avocado. Notorious for it’s creamy texture and as the base ingredient in the dip praised by many, Guacamole. The popularity of this ingredient has grown significantly throughout the years since people are discovering its versatility and healthy fat content. In fact, it was reported that in 2016 Americans consumed 1,150 MILLION kilos … Continue reading Guac Does This Mean?
If you’ve been following my instagram account, you probably already noticed I’ve visited a lot of places in Staten Island. More specifically, Port Richmond, which is a neighborhood notorious for being highly populated by people of Mexican descent. Figuring out why this is so, proved to be more of a challenge then I expected. Instead … Continue reading Clean Slates And Clean Plates
As I mentioned in my blog page "Woke or "Half-awake", there is a fine line between Appreciation and Appropriation. For many, fusion cuisine seems to tiptoe that line. Fusion cooking is when a chef merges two cultural styles/traditions of cooking together to create something unique. Chefs choose to do this for various reasons, such as … Continue reading Fusion Confusion