Tag Archives: tamales

ABC Canteen

ABC Canteen, web site, 9528 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 703-865-0377 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Fairfax Times | TripAdvisor | FCNP | Ylp] The best tacqueria near my home, note it also serves fish and chips (OK), … Continue reading

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Esencias Panameñas

Esencias Panameñas, web site, 3322 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-688-7250 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | WaPo | TripAdvisor | Ylp | Gayot] Quite a charming place, and as far as I know the only … Continue reading

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Café Azul – Caracas de Ayer

Café Azul – Caracas de Ayer, web site (old web site), (on Route 1, intersection of Baltimore Ave. & Longfellow St.) 4423 Longfellow St., Hyattsville, MD, 301-209-0049, they close early so check. NB: the web site claims they will be … Continue reading

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The Aztec diet was more nutritious than it may seem at first

Colin M. MacLachlan, in his splendid Imperialism and the Origins of Mexican Culture, reports: 1. Corn gruel and tamales were reinforced with fish, seeds of various kinds, fruit, and honey. 2. Beans were supplemented with meat from iguanas, armadillos, and … Continue reading

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