Cinco de Mayo

“Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo 2018 occurs on Saturday, May 5. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has…

It Takes One Teacher to Make a Difference

Back on April 3rd we watched a short film in class titled, Immersion. It portrayed a young student, Moises, who faced the challenges of being a bilingual (Spanish- and English-speaking) student in a school that is heavy-laden with English instruction. It is important to note that Moises has not yet entirely come to grips with…

National Taco Day

National Taco Day? This day is celebrated, so to speak, in America annually on the date of October fourth. I came across the information while doing a broad search under the term, “taco” on Google. On this day, restaurants such as On the Border and fast-food chains such as Taco Bell offer discounts on various…

This Table is Reserved!

Imagine having a reserved table at a place you love to eat? What if this place was a taco truck…and the table was only ever reserved for you? Sounds nice, right? This is one of the perks NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been given! The twenty-three year old is a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks….

Mmmmm, Chapulines!

Mmmmmm, grasshoppers! Yep, you read correctly! Aside from a popular Mexican restaurant in San Franciso, “El Metate” is a package of processed grasshoppers. [“El Metate Chapulines,”]. Professor Alvarez brought in enough to share, and then some! We hardly put a dent into the bag. This could be because we have a particularly small class, and…

Special Guest, Irwin Sanchez!

On Tuesday, we were graced with the presence of a special guest! Irwin Sanchez joined our class at the early hour of 9:05 a.m. and spoke to us about the indigenous Nahuatl language and culture that is endangered. He first discussed origins of Spanish and English words we have become accustomed to and how they…

Sushi Burrito

In the, “A Weekend of Food – High Point, N.C.” post I mentioned the unique burrito served at PokeWorks in NYC. At the time my friend Lauren and I went on our adventure to find this exciting food – the sushi burrito! The PokeWorks website carefully describes it as a, “delicious Hawaiian-inspired poke,”. Lauren suggested this…

Masala Wok – Food Language

A few weeks ago I went out to dinner at Masala Wok in Hicksville. It is promoted as, “Thai and Indian Style Chinese Cuisine,”. My boyfriend and I were met by a few guys he used to work with. Our group was five in total. None of us had eaten there before, but we wanted…

“LEGIT mexican food omg”

Snapchat displays images across a phone’s screen for only a matter of seconds. The intention is to make an impression in a short amount of time. It is fair to say that when this image appeared on my phone’s screen it captured my attention.   It was also the phrasing she used to describe the…

Homegrown

I feel like I have not touched on the topic of homegrown food. While stopping into a Lowes supermarket for some (insanely last-minute) dessert essentials with my aunt last weekend, I stopped to look more closely at this intriguing stand: To be honest, I did not know which herbs were which. I’m sure there were…