Flautas.

Have you ever try “Flautas” ? these beauties are crispy rolled tacos stuffed with different fillings like chicken, beef or mashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious! How do I make them? You need to have a pot filled up with 2 inch of oil, hit it up! until the oil is 375 degrees F. In the other…

The Best 5 Burrito Spots in Toronto.

Having spent a lot of time in Dallas, Texas (my father’s home), which has an abundance of great burritos shops, from the gas stations stores to the fancy Tex-Mex Restaurants, I was never really able to find a casual but high-quality Mexican spot in Toronto-until now. A place that really delivers on that Texas style…

Holy Moly Guacamole.

Well, has been for a month I haven’t written, I was on finals exams at UOT, five days after I went for vacations to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and my laptop decided to crash just the second day I was there ready to blog more for you guys. By the way, thanks to everyone for all your…

World’s Most Expensive Taco.

The equation usually goes — the farther away the country of origin of the cuisine is, the more upscale the food.  So, an expensive taco, say in Uppsala, Sweden, is perfectly justified. But a $40 taco in Brentwood? They have no excuse. Yes, actually is 38.50 the price for a taco in Brentwood Restaurant and…

Let’s Taco About It with Chef Louis- Charles.

Louis-Charles Desjardins, trained with Daniel Dunas (an international icon – 2-star Michelin rating) of Chez Bardet Restaurant in Montréal. During the period at Chez Bardet, Louis-Charles had the opportunity of working with other culinary experts, including Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II Royal Chef. Rounding out this experience, Louis-Charles was Chef at the ° Three Small…

Ladies and Gentlemans, The King of Tacos: Tacos al Pastor.

As we know by now, basically you can roll almost any kind of food in a tortilla, chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, just add your favourite protein and voila! But even in taco society, favouritism are among within the tasty and good looking ones, and tacos al pastor ranks number one on that list. Al pastor…

The Vegan Taco Challenge.

“Vegetarians are at a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes reports the American Heart Association.” There are many reasons why people goes vegan, just for healthier lives, others want to live longer, others because to take care of the preservation of the planet and its natural resources, other ones because for…

The National Taco Day.

If there is a Valentine day, why not a taco day?  Yes! Let’s share the love! Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back or if you prefer, could, at 775-million pounds, equal the weight of two Empire State Buildings. The…

Soft or Hard…Size Matter. Taco or Burrito?

Either soft or hard shell tacos; size matters, because tacos are tasty and adorable. If you are looking for a big and soft version flour tortilla is your best friend, this type of tortilla will upgrade the flavour of many delicious fillings to use, establishing a cute burrito (the cousin of the tacos). A burrito…

The Cornerstone in this Community: The Tortilleria.

Let’s start first with the foundation of the whole delight: The Tortilla. The tortillerias in Mexico are the cornerstone of the community, in almost every corner you will find this pillars making tortillas, grinding the fresh corn, mixing it with flour, salt, stirring in water and oil creating a dough (masa), portioned and baking it…

Yes, There is a History and it’s not Taco Bell.

Either in taquerias, cantinas, high-end restaurants, pubs, food trucks, tacos are very popular and trendy in the food scene, but what is the origin of this tiny tortilla full of flavourful stuff? According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a…

The Big Question.

Every time I meet someone at work, in an event, workshop, restaurant, friend’s dinner reunion or simple networking event, one of the first questions people ask me is, what’s your background?  (here I’m getting ready in my mind for the recipe) after saying, I am Mexican, I hear immediately with and excited tone of voice:…