Shredded brisket or as we called it, carne deshebrada, makes delicious and nutricious Mexican tacos. © Jeanine Thurston, 2011

Mexican beef brisket tacos: Tacos de carne deshebrada

Beef brisket reminds me of family gatherings back home. We had a big family gathering with all the cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and anyone else we considered family. As soon as everyone arrived the pans of shredded brisket or as we called it, carne deshebrada, came out of nowhere. After that came the huge bowls of potato salad, […]

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uacamole is one of Mexico's favorite dishes. © Jeanine Thurston, 2011

A Mexican menu for Cinco de Mayo

Americans commonly mistake Cinco de Mayo, the day that commemorates the Mexican Victory over the French in Puebla (1862), for Mexican Independence day (1810). Cinco de Mayo has become an American holiday synonymous with mariachis, margaritas, Corona beer, and Americanized Mexican food like jalapeño-studded nachos and cheese-smothered burritos. Although we didn’t celebrate the holiday as children, we think […]

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