While I was in Morocco, Africa last semester, I came across a girl who wasn't wearing the long, loose, hooded robe that I'd seen other women wearing in the
streets. But come to think of it, it was the first girl I had actually
gotten the opportunity to talk to. We had been surrounded by men our
entire trip -- our guides, shop owners, hotel receptionists -- were all
I talked to her…Continue
Only a few months after leaving home for Arizona State University, I went back to Nogales for my mom's birthday. During a conversation with my dad -- which tend to be intellectual -- I caught myself scrambling
for the correct way to say 'bachelor's degree' in Spanish. My dad leaned
back in his chair, let out a sarcastic laugh and said, "Nooo, ya se te
está olvidando el español a ti," which meant, "Oh boy, you're…
Mexicans don’t cook with measuring cups or spoons, organic herbs and spices, or extra-virgin olive oil.
Nah, we Mexicans follow some simpler guidelines: add a lot of consomé de pollo to everything, stock your pantry and fridge with at least nine types of hot sauces and chiles, and keep a ton of lard around —
preferably the one in the blue box — for holiday cooking.
Culinary traditions are one of the most important elements of culture. It…Continue
Burritos, sombreros, tamales and these days, drug cartels. It's what usually comes to mind when people think 'Mexico.' But is there more than just spicy food, blue beaches and political incompetence to our
neighboring country? Of course there is -- just as there's more than
fat, ignorant, loud people to the U.S.
If living on the border of two different countries has taught me anything,…Continue