Posts in category "food"

Will Twinkies become Mexican?

Will Twinkies become Mexican?
Junk food loving Americans are lamenting the loss of Twinkies and other Hostess products. News broke Friday that the company will shut down. I hope the workers are able to keep their jobs. But don’t despair. A Mexican company called Bimbo is one of those possibly vying to make a bid to buy out Hostess.... Read more »

Turkey or tamales?

In many Mexican-American households you might find a turkey or tamales on the table this Thanksgiving. In a family like mine you are likely to find both. And throw in a lasagna and kolaczki too. These are some of the holiday foods that we have eaten over the years. Why? That’s because in my family... Read more »

ESPN broadcaster suspended for making "taco" remark. Can you pass the "taco" challenge?

What do Colombia, as in the country, and tacos have in common? Nothing. But ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese clearly doesn’t get that. This weekend he called out NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who is from Colombia, for not being in the top five drivers in a weekend race. He’s “out having a taco,” Griese, a... Read more »

Whole Foods, health care and the Virgin of Guadalupe

I read what the CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, wrote against government funding of health care in The Wall Street Journal,  and I too had my doubts about whether to boycott Whole Foods. But a friend enticed me to check out the new Whole Foods at 1550 N. Kingsbury Ct. in Lincoln Park. Now... Read more »

It's too easy to label someone a racist

There’s a lot of name-calling going on out there. Rush Limbaugh called Sonia Sotomayor a reverse racist. Fox commentator Glenn Beck called Barack Obama a racist Some debated on Chicago Now’s “An Improvised Blog” whether John Hughes was a racist for not having more people of color in his films and for creating a stereotypical... Read more »

Why is Rick Bayless the expert on Mexican cuisine when he isn't even Mexican?

I’ve noticed Rick Bayless everywhere lately on television and in magazines. He’s considered the leading chef of Mexican cuisine in Chicago and probably the nation and the chef at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago. I tried each of his restaurants once. And the food was great, but I never went back. Something just bugged... Read more »