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[OP-ED]: Take this taco and make it your own

 06/30/2017 - 11:32
Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” said: “[It is laughable] that white people aren’t supposed to -- pick your word -- rip off or appropriate or get ‘inspired’ by Mexican food, that comida mexicana is a sacrosanct tradition only Mexicans and the white girls we marry can participate in.

Picture this: Taco fixins in a tortilla cone. A flour tortilla cone, no less. 

It comes to you courtesy of a new Food Network explainer video titled “Taco Cones are the New Tacos” in which a young Asian-American woman demonstrates how to “eat two tacos at the same time” by baking tortillas into an ice cream cone shape, filling them with ground beef and adding toppings.

[OP-ED]: Tomen este taco y háganlo suyo

 06/30/2017 - 11:26
Gustavo Arellano, autor de “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America” expresó: “[Es risible] que se suponga que los blancos no deben—escojan el término—robar o apropiarse o ‘inspirarse’ en la comida mexicana, que la comida mexicana sea una tradición sacrosanta en la que sólo pueden participar los mexicanos y las muchachas blancas con las que nos casamos.

Imaginen lo siguiente: los acompañamientos de un taco en un cono de tortilla. Un cono de tortilla de  harina de trigo, además. 

Ese producto les llega como cortesía de un video nuevo de la Food Network, titulado “Los conos de taco son los nuevos tacos”, en que una joven mujer asiático-americana demuestra cómo “comer dos tacos al mismo tiempo”, usando tortillas y convirtiéndolas en un cono de helado, que rellena con carne picada y otros acompañamientos.

No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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EFE

Pura Vida: A Pan-Latin paradise in Northern Liberties

 06/07/2017 - 19:39
Charles Álvarez, Pura Vida, Philadelphia Latino Food Revolution

When it comes to food, Philadelphia has little to envy to cities like New York. The culinary scene here is a reflection of the demographic explosion in which Latino immigrants have played a revolutionary role. With this article, AL DÍA News presents the series "Latino Food Revolution", a recognition to a social, cultural and economic phenomenom that creates employment and wealth in the city of brotherly love. 

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Eli Siegel - Especial para AL DÍA News

Pura Vida: un paraíso latinoamericano en Northern Liberties

 06/07/2017 - 19:30
Charles Álvarez, Pura Vida, Philadelphia Latino Food Revolution

Cuando se trata de comida, Filadelfia tiene muy poco que envidiarle a ciudades como Nueva York. La escena culinaria de la ciudad es un reflejo de la explosión demográfica en la que el inmigrante latino ha desempeñado un papel, más que protagónico, revolucionario. Con este artículo, AL DÍA News presenta la serie "Latino Food Revolution", un reconocimiento a un fenómeno social, cultural y económico que crea empleo y riqueza en la ciudad del amor fraternal.

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Eli Siegel - Especial para AL DÍA News

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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