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Santa Cecilia Church: L.A.’s Original Pop-up Restaurant

Posted February 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Long before the concept of a pop-up restaurant was even established in 2009 by a certain audacious, Los Angeles French chef, Santa Cecilia’s Catholic Church had already mastered it.

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Chef Aquiles Chávez: The Mex-Basics

Posted January 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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The somber cafeteria at White Memorial Hospital in Boyle Heights is perhaps the last place in Los Angeles you would expect to find Aquiles Chavez, the high profile, Mexican celebrity chef that has his own show on the Utilisima network (Mexico’s equivalent to the Food Network). But the Mexico City-born chef that sports dreadlocks and a handlebar mustache was called to duty in the battle against obesity and diabetes awareness in East Los Angeles.

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A Yucatán-Style Holiday Feast: Two Recipes

Posted December 21, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

A Tamal Feast (photos by Javier Cabral)As part of their new Cultural Continuum series, Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles hosted a Tamal workshop last week through their popular Yucatán Restaurant “Chichen Itza,” and we were invited.

Chef Gilberto Cetina showing everybody what’s up with tamales YucatecosThe Mercado, located across the street from the DMV offices and a stones throw away from USC, is a …

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A Zacatecan-American Turkey Recipe

Posted November 20, 2012 by | 4 Comments | ]

Maria Rosita Cabral and her proud turkeyContrary to popular belief, Thanksgiving is not always what you learned about in school. The imagery of overflowing cornucopias and indians eating in peace with pilgrims never existed in my Mexican American upbringing. The paper cut-out “pilgrim” hats that I made in Elementary school had no significance beyond the lesson that day. No, for my family, the only thing …

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Sonic Trace Food: An Ethnographic Food Tour of Los Angeles

Posted November 14, 2012 by | 1 Comment | ]
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“An ethnographic eating tour of some off-the-grid spots serving the best Mexican and Central American food this side of the border” for $250 a person was offered as part our Kickstarter campaign back in August. Surprisingly, we got eight backers for it and found it to be a real success. Pictured above are Tejuinos in Boyle Heights — a sweet and salty fermented corn street …

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