A Matador's Family Treasure
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Rodolfo "Rudy" Tenes' eldest sister Josefina Lopez had passed away some time ago and her son Carlos Lopez had just begun clearing out the garage. He came across a plastic bag with something bulky and heavy in a dark corner and thought it was a bag of old rags. As he opened the bag to take a look inside before tossing it, he discovered a beautiful rose-colored silk garment with sequins. As he pulled it out of the bag he realized it was a bullfighter's cape and knew exactly who it belonged to, his grandfather Jesus Tenes. To be precise, it was...
The Miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Mexican Six Course Tasting Menu by Darlene Tenes
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MEXICAN SIX COURSE TASTING MENU by Darlene Tenes This was a menu I created for my mother's milestone birthday party dinner in October. I wanted to do something special so I searched around the internet for Mexican tasting menus but they were mostly French or European flavors. My heart was set on making Chiles en Nogada as the main course so it ended up becoming a 6 course dinner instead of a true tasting menu. However, I was determined not to have a typical Mexican meal. So, you'll be shocked to learn that there were no beans, rice or tortillas served. _______________________________________________________________________...
History of Tamales
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Tamales have been around for a very, very long time. The tamal is recorded as early as 5000 BC, and may date back to as early as 7000 BC. But, first to come were corn tortillas, made by soaking corn kernels in a lime/water solution to remove their skins, and then grinding them into corn dough (masa). They were then cooked and served alone or with various fillings.When the Mayan, Aztec and Incan warriors went off to battle, the women came along to feed the troops making tortillas, meats, stews and drinks. Then, the women got smart and creative. They...
Disney's The Three Caballeros 1944 Film
The Three Caballeros (Los Tres Caballeros) is a 1944 American live-action animated musical package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film premiered in Mexico City on December 21, 1944. It was released in the United States on February 3, 1945. The film was produced as part of the studio's good will message for Latin America. The film stars Donald Duck, who in the course of the film is joined by old friend José Carioca, the cigar-smoking parrot from Saludos Amigos, who represents Brazil, and later becomes friends with a pistol-packing rooster named Panchito Pistoles, who represents Mexico. This clip shows when Donald Duck learns about Las...