Is this a good representation of authentic Mexican culture? Earlier this year I was able to visit Epcot, and the first country spectators see is Mexico. This is a picture of “El Castillo,” which is said to have been created in the image of the famous El Castillo in Yucatan. This means that the templeContinue reading “Epcot’s-Mexico”
Recently, I went to Disney World with my friends, and it did not disappoint. Same goes with the food! Although there was one precarious dish that piqued my interest. One of the appetizers at the Rainforest Cafe was called the “Chimi-cha-cha.” Right off the bat, I took what I could conjure from this dish andContinue reading ““Chimi-What Now””
Sometimes a simple soft tortilla can turn a rainy day into one full of sunshine! I was lucky to indulge in some with my Taco Literacy class! The freshness was the first thing I picked up on, as they came out the bag steaming. They were thin and easily tearable, so I could get aContinue reading “Taco Lit Tortillas”
Living close to the south shore of Long Island has its perks when it comes to decadent seafood. But sometimes, you have to shake it up a little. Take a trip down Long Beach road, you’ll find a plethora of eating establishments as far as the eye can see. You got your fast food chains,Continue reading “Assignment 1”
Tamarind! This tropical African fruit has a very distinct flavor. Some say it’s sweet, others say sour. I say it’s a bit of both. The texture reminds be of raisins, but much chewier. The hard shell that surrounds the fruit has a bit of powder on it, almost resembling pollen. There’s also a noticeable stemContinue reading “Tamerind”
I was in the mood for some good eats tonight. Luckily, Monty’s came thru with this delicious seafood paella! The mix of chorizo and shrimp adds a spiral of spice and sea while the rice mellows out the food perfectly. While this dish originates from Spain, it is widely popular in Mexico as well! IfContinue reading “Seafood Paella”
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.
My name is Pat Loftus. I am a junior English major at St. John’s University in Queens NY. This blog is for my Taco Literacy class led by Professor Steven Alvarez. Here you will find posts appreciating authentic Mexican food through the culture of the food. This will lead to further discussion of culture asContinue reading “Pat’s Blog”