Mas News

On Thursday, November, 22, 2012, Mexican mariachi musicians have celebrated their patron St. Cecilia with songs and a church Mass. Plaza Garibaldi, the legendary home of Mexico City’s mariachi bands, received about 300 musicians serenading their patron saint. They then carried a shrine of St. Cecilia decorated with flowers and palm leaves on a long procession to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica while playing their instruments. The musicians’ relatives carried balloons and waved

Ellen TV

On Cinco de Mayo Ellen Degeneres celebrated in her favorite (and festive) way… by scaring people with a hidden mariachi band singing “Cielito Lindo”! The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an hour-long, five-days-a-week, talk-variety show. Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. http://www.ellentv.com

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the golden age of mariachi, thousands of music lovers would crowd into theaters and fancy restaurants or fill the Plaza Garibaldi in the heart of the capital just to hear their favorite tunes played on guitar and violin. On a recent evening in the same plaza, that golden age was a distant memory. Roving bands

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dia de los Muertos is anything but dead, and it’s increasingly coming to life in Southern California in old and new ways. With Mexico’s traditional Day of the Dead approaching, the number and kinds of events are growing in the Southland. Concert promoters, art galleries featuring Mexican folk art and merchants — big and small — are taking advantage of these celebrations and in some cases extending the merchandising of Halloween. Once observed quietly in Latino

Mariachi Los Muertos' Tour Bus We are putting the band back together, and now we have a tour bus! Vieja pero bien buena! We will be driving by your neighborhood soon…flag us down for a free sticker and some music! Follow us on Twitter and we will let you know where we are at! We would like to thank El

What is Posole? Posole (or pozole) is a traditional soup in Mexico, often served Christmas eve, and in many parts of the country on Thursdays and Saturdays all year round. This posole rojo, or “red” posole, is made with pork shoulder or shanks, red chiles, and lots of hominy corn. Typically just the simple soup with pork and hominy is served, and the

What are Chilaquiles? Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish. Typically, corn tortillas cut in quarters and fried are the basis of the dish. Green or red salsa or mole, is poured over the crispy tortilla triangles, called “totopos.” The mixture is simmered until the tortilla starts softening. Eggs (scrambled or fried) and pulled chicken are sometimes added to the mix. The dish is

What are Carnitas? Carnitas is a fabulous dish in Mexican cuisine that usually uses pork. Type of pork used is often front sections of the hog orpork shoulder. These cuts are braised or roasted for a long time, sometimes the length of a day. Cooking the pork fully is only the beginning preparation for carnitas. The pork is then shredded or pulled

What is Mole? Mole, today pronounced ‘Molay’, refers to different sauces that are very peculiar to Mexico, and it’s Mesoamerican heritage.  Moles are thick sauces used over chicken or turkey, also in many different dishes such as in tamales, tacos de mole etc…; an authentic Mole usually has a long ingredients list. The word itself comes from the náhuatl language, which is the

What is Ensalada de Navidad? This is a classic holiday recipe from Mexico City. It is a sweet and nutty treat that goes great with any savory dish. The salad dish blends together different fruits and vegetables and is a favorite during the Christmas season. Ingredients for 8 Servings

  • 2 small cooked beets, peeled and diced
  • 1 large cooked carrot

What is Menudo? Menudo is a Mexican soup made with tripe, hominy and a distinctively flavored spice mix. Tripe refers to the stomachs of a cow (cows have four stomachs). Hominy is dried white or yellow corn kernels from which the hull and germ have been removed. You can find canned hominy, which is processed with salt and lime, in the ethnic section

What are Nueces Garapiñadas? Nueces garapiñadas are candied nuts which are a favorite treat in Mexico, and may be made with walnuts, pecans, almonds or peanuts. Walnuts are most prevalent during the winter holiday season. Ingredients for 8 Servings

  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • butter

 Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients