DIECIOCHO Podcast: Adán Medrano on Thanksgiving

By Victor Landa,  Nedieciocho_podcast_logowsTaco

What is Texas-Mexican food? It’s not Tex-Mex, that’s something else. According to author, chef, and film maker Adán Medrano Texas-Mexican is part of the rich tradition of Mexican cuisine. I talked to Adán about that and about how it’s expressed in the Thanksgiving meal – how culture is shared along with the turkey and the tamales.

This was a surprising conversation and at many times it was reinforcing and comforting.

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Click on the clip below or download it from iTunes so you can listen to it as you prepare your Thanksgiving feast.

And Happy Thanksgiving!

truly-texas-mexicanOver thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now Texas passed down their ways of roasting, boiling, steaming, salting, drying, grinding, and blending. From one generation to another, these ancestors of Texas’s Mexican American community lent their culinary skills to combining native and foreign ingredients into the flavor profile of indigenous Texas Mexican cooking today.

[Photo courtesy of Adán’s Blog]

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