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Alejandro Escalante, author of La Tacopedia, “the world’s first taco encyclopedia,” has put all that knowledge to work in the kitchen. Why just read about Mexico’s variety of regional tacos when you can also try them at his latest restaurant venture, La Casa de los Tacos? The full taco tour will take you from coast to coast. Where should you begin? Start with the sublime Tacos de Pechito made of beef breast slow cooked for six hours until it resembles something closer to beef butter, then spread on fresh handmade tortillas, topped with roasted onions and served with a selection of homemade salsas. It’s like brisket served Mexican style, says Escalante. After all, he adds, “the tortilla won the space race,” becoming the bread of choice on the International Space Station. But you don’t have to go that far. La Casa de los Tacos is located on the corner of Carrillo Puerto and Francisco Ortega, in Mexico City’s Coyoacan district.





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Chile en nogada: gay or straight?

I haven’t actually read Simon Doonan’s book, though I’m looking forward to it (something tells me I have more in common with gay men than with French women). But I did come across an excerpt in the Guardian online (“The ‘Gay Diet’”) where Doonan is quoted as claiming that “Mexican food is unbelievably macho” and points to a burrito as proof. This makes me think that Doonan’s idea of eating Mexican food is ordering from Taco Inn (who knew they were still around?). Anybody remotely familiar with Mexican cuisine can tell you that it covers the entire spectrum of human sexuality, from frijoles charros (Mexican style baked beans; decidedly macho, homophobic even) to chiles en nogada (an elaborate stuffed chili dish sprinkled with pomegranate seeds; Liberace on acid gay, to borrow a phrase from the author). In between, there’s tamales (could swing both ways) and enchiladas (enjoys threesomes). Simon, if you’re ever in Mexico, dinner is on me.

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