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What is Guacamole? Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico around the 16th century. The name comes from an Aztec dialect via Nahuatl. It has become a very popular appetizer in the Mexican cuisine as well as the American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and pestle) with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato, onion, garlic,
  McALLEN — The Rio Grande Valley is now home to three new state mariachi champions. Valley high school mariachi bands captured Class 3A, 4A and 5A Texas High School Mariachi Competition championships Saturday in San Antonio. McAllen High School took home the 5A title, Rio Grande City High School won the 4A title, and Grulla High School the 3A title. Of the 26 state-wide finalists within all UIL classes, 11 came from the Valley,
What is Chicken Enchiladas? Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times. The people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented a feast enjoyed by Europeans hosted by Hernán Cortés in Coyoacán, which included foods served in
The orchestra hall at Lubbock High School was filled with the distinguishable sound of mariachi music Wednesday, Feb. 5, as students showed off their best skills to guest instructor Jesus “Chuy” Guzman with a rendition of “Los Laureles.” Guzman — a two-time Grammy award-winning mariachi artist who toured with rock legend Linda Ronstadt — is in Lubbock this week to share his knowledge with students of the craft at both LHS and Texas Tech. “Mariachi
A photo of a sombrero-wearing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the Drudge Report website stirred a passionate Twitter discussion Thursday as House Republicans gathered at their annual retreat to discuss immigration principles. Republicans are deeply divided over immigration reform, with some in the GOP saying the party needs to move forward with legislation and others decrying plans to give legal status to illegal immigrants as "amnesty." Matt Drudge played up the tensions on his site
What is a Chile Relleno?  Chile Relleno is a dish of Mexican cuisine that originated in the city of Puebla.  It consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper, sometimes substituted with non-traditional Hatch chile, Anaheim, pasilla or even jalapeño chili peppper. In its earliest incarnations, it was described as a "green chile pepper stuffed with minced meat and coated with eggs.  In current cuisine, it is typically stuffed with melted cheese, such asqueso Chihuahua or queso Oaxaca or picadillo meat made of diced pork, raisins
What is a margarita? Although, there is no solid proof who invented the Margarita. The margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, Cointreau and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass' rim. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States. Often the drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Ingredients for 1 serving  Ice 2 ounces
What is ceviche? Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the Americas, especially Central and South America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers. Additional seasonings, such as chopped onions, salt, and coriander, may also be added. Ceviche is usually accompanied by side dishes that complement its flavors, such as sweet potato, lettuce,
What is flan? Flan is an oven-baked caramel custard desert that is very popular in Puerto Rico, Spain and Mexico among many other Latin countries. It is made with a top layer of custard paired with the sweetness of a light caramel sauce, which is put in the bottom of the pan underneath it. Both are baked together. When chilled and then inverted to un-mold, the sauce pours over the custard and is served as
What is Chicken Flautas? A tightly rolled corn tortilla filled with chicken into a thin cylinder and sometimes deep-fried and garnished with sour cream, guacamole, or salsa. Ingredients for 8 servings 16 corn tortillas 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken Vegetable oil for frying 1 cup Mexican cream 1 cup salsa of your choice 1 head romaine lettuce, sliced 1 cup queso fresco, crumbled Directions In a deep skillet, preheat 1 inch deep of oil
Struggling to find a present for a loved one on Valentine’s Day? How about a Mariachi band serenade? That is what Groupon is offering one lucky person. Almost 17,000 people have signed up to the competition, which will see an authentic Mexican folk band rock up to a workplace or similar location and perform a romantic classic. Groupon expands: “Kitted out in authentic charro garb, the players will tenderly perform two traditional standards, handpicked for
CARLSBAD >> It was a match made perfect, courtesy of Facebook. Cipriano Anaya said he posted on his page looking for a singer to join him in a mariachi group. He found one in Olga Dominguez and "Amor y Lagrimas" was formed. It only took a couple of months before the local residents saw what exactly their new partnership could bring them. It led them to win an award for Best Mariachi Group Award at